Hortus botanicus Leiden, Leiden

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Take in the colors and fragrances at Hortus botanicus Leiden, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world with an extensive collection of plant life. Expect to see greenhouses filled with Victoria amazonica (a type of water lily), carnivorous plants, and other tropical, exotic species. Don't miss the Japanese garden and the largest collection of Asian orchids in the world. Experts and novices alike can appreciate the beauty found here. When you get tired, take a break on the terrace with a coffee. Keep in mind that the greenhouses become quite warm on summer days. Use our Leiden trip planner to add Hortus botanicus Leiden and other attractions to your Leiden vacation plans.
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  • The botanical gardens offer a wide variety of plants from all over the world. The' cafeteria offer very peculiar and excellent dishes made with the gardens' seasonal produce. 
    The botanical gardens offer a wide variety of plants from all over the world. The' cafeteria offer very peculiar and excellent dishes made with the gardens' seasonal produce.  more »
  • The gardens were gorgeous. We were very lucky to see the Amorphophallus titanum, though it wasn't in flower at that point. They had a beautiful sacred lotus that was in flower and the pond with the... 
    The gardens were gorgeous. We were very lucky to see the Amorphophallus titanum, though it wasn't in flower at that point. They had a beautiful sacred lotus that was in flower and the pond with the...  more »
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  • This museum is so cute! The weather was great so it was so nice to walk around and see all the different types of plants. At first it was hard to find the main entrance but after finding it we were kindly greeted by the employees at the ticket booth. After walking through the museum you can visit their giftshop, which has the cutest stuff, or you can relax in the cafe. And if you don't feel like walking through the museum but just want to visit the cafe you can do that, no need to pay an entrance fee. There are bathrooms and lockers available. I highly recommend this museum if you are interested in plants or you just want to take a stroll. Also there are cats :)
  • Beautiful botanic garden, with huge and old trees. It’s also very quiet, despite being in the city center. The tropical hothouse is also ver impressive. I also liked the observatory, a very photogenic building. Ideal to get out of the busy city for a relaxing stroll.

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