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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  • Its a lovely garden year round. It can be crowded from time to time but especialy during the welcoming weeknof the new students. When in Leiden it simply is a must see.  more »
  • Had a look round while we were staying in leiden, lovely place, would be fantastic in summer when the flowers are all out. Still alot to look at and useful information boards in alot of places, will.....  more »
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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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