Hortus botanicus Leiden, Leiden

4.2
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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  • A fascinating and rewarding walk through Leiden University Botanic Garden. The garden is located in the southeast of the historical part of the city, considered the oldest in the country. It was not so much the variety of the flora presented that impressed, but the quality of the organization and layout of the green spaces. Sites with plants outdoors, greenhouses are well located, alleys and places for rest are well prepared. Very convenient for both professionals and ordinary visitors.
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  • For everyone who loves nature, it's very beautiful. Lots of plants in various species. Seasons doesn't matter for visit, it's always beautiful and interesting.
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  • It's easy to spend hours in the botanical gardens, so many little nooks to sit and relax or read or have a picnic by the water and the plants....So much to see and it's all beautifully presented with good information available. The recently redesigned entrance and cafe is also wonderful.
  • Very beautiful and filled botanical garden. Lots of interesting plants and flowers to see, both in greenhouses as in the open air. And there is a nice restaurant too.
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