Hortus Botanicus

Currently Closed
  • Address: Plantage Middenlaan 2a, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 6 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Botanical Garden, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot

Hortus Botanicus - Review

The meaning of the name is ‘simple’ and it is a botanical garden. This is one of the oldest botanical gardens of the city and the country. It was established in the year 1683 and since then it has enriched itself by bringing more and more trees, plants and bushes and many such things. The basic reason behind setting up this garden was the need for medicinal plants to deal with the plague outbreak in the nearby cities. The trees and plants had been brought here with the help of the merchants from all over the world. It is indeed one of the best loved places of the city.

Hortus Botanicus Information

  • You can visit the museum in the garden and can buy bulbs and seeds of the trees and plants.

Hortus Botanicus Ticket Prices

  • EUR 3 for children aged between 5 to 14 yrs.
  • EUR 6 for adults including many other options as well.

Hortus Botanicus Hours

  • Observatory Visitor Centre: Only on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

How To reach Hortus Botanicus by Public Transport

  • Take a tram from Amsterdam, Mr. Visserplein
  • Take a bus or tram from Amsterdam, Artis

Restaurants Near Hortus Botanicus

  • The Hard Rock Cafe
  • Pancake Bakery
  • The Grasshopper Cafe

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TripHobo Highlights for Hortus Botanicus

  • Hortus Botanicus Address: Plantage Middenlaan 2a, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hortus Botanicus Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Hortus Botanicus Price: 6 EUR
  • Best time to visit Hortus Botanicus(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Hortus Botanicus: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Hortus Botanicus

  • 4.46% of people who visit Amsterdam include Hortus Botanicus in their plan

  • 39.39% of people start their Hortus Botanicus visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Hortus Botanicus

Monday, Friday and Sunday

66.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hortus Botanicus

People normally club together Natura Artis Magistra and Stedelijk Museum while planning their visit to Hortus Botanicus.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam Reviews

  • I would call it a little green treasure hidden in the heart of Amsterdam. Beautiful, eye refreshing, interesting and informative. We've spent some great time there! Got impressed with a cactus collection, tomatoes, humongous water lilies and butterflies :) Sweet lady working in the shop, Louise, helped me to choose flowers for my Granny :). You have made our experience better. Thank you!

  • One of the best and most complete botanical gardens I have seen during my travels. The plants are very well arranged and maintained and the description tag is very visible and clear. Unfortunately there is no English names of the plants, just Dutch and the Latin name, but you can still retrieve the plants name through those via internet. The sub tropical and African sections are amazing, and I also liked the decorative vegetable garden section, it shows how common plants such as fennel and lettuce can become so beautiful if left to grow spontaneously. Not to be missed the butterfly greenhouse! A pleasant visit for half day.

  • Beautiful botanical gardens definitely worth the money €5 for students and €9.50 normal entry. Visited in early September and still some flowers in bloom in the outdoor garden. The huge greenhouses are amazing with walkways above the ground and a large variety of plants. Only downside is that information is in Dutch but you can translate with Google easily (use camera function).

  • Sadly, the seasonal die-back has started to change many of the plantings. Looks like there's a need for some pruning and general cleanup as well. Probably quite lovely in season. Small facility (

  • A bit smaller than many botanical gardens I've been to but quite nice nonetheless. The butterfly area and hedge maze were the highlights for me. Would also recommend checking out the cat walks in the green house which includes multiple climate areas. There is a restaurant on site and gift shop as well. If you are really into botanical gardens, I would recommend this one. Otherwise, check out some of the many other parks and green areas around here.

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