Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam

Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam

One of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, and one of Amsterdam's major tourist attractions, Hortus Botanicus is famous for its more than six thousand tropical and indigenous trees and plants, some of which are on the Red List (e.g. the handkerchief tree, the Florida torreya, etc).

The complex includes three different climate-controlled greenhouses with hundreds of different types of plants. The monumental Palm House, on the other hand, dates from 1912 and is renowned for its collection of cycads, as well as for providing a high walkway across the tops of the trees. There is even a "tasting greenhouse" with different herbs and vegetables you can taste and, somewhat unexpectedly, a butterfly house where visitors are surrounded by several species of beautiful butterflies.

Beautiful, eye refreshing, interesting and informative, this is definitely one of the best and most complete botanical gardens for the price.

Tip:
Check out the indoor/outdoor cafe-restaurant that offers lite fare and hot and cold drinks. If you buy something from the gift shop, hand them your guide leaflet to "recycle" and in return you should receive a 10% discount on most items.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-5pm

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Sight Name: Hortus Botanicus
Sight Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands (See walking tours in Amsterdam)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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