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Botanical Garden (Hortus Botanicus)

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Plantage Middenlaan 2a, 1018 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
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All reviews butterfly house exotic plants different species beautiful butterflies large greenhouse interesting garden plant life butterfly area entrance fee artis zoo worth a visit couple of hours gift shop walk around cactus trees glasshouse
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven’t seen such a variety of plants in such a small garden before. Though it may be small, it is perfectly formed. The glasshouses were the highlight, especially as it is November, and the butterfly house was an absolute bonus!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thedigbys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was truly amazing. I come from a family operated garden center and this was totally up my alley! They have three different climate controlled greenhouses with hundreds of different types of plants. I was in AWE. There was even a “tasting greenhouse” where...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank levcowiche
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a lovely outing. I particularly liked the butterfly house, tropical palms and green houses. I also liked the herb garden. The meandering paths were fun to explore.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kirrah H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited by myself on an overcast weekend in November and spent nearly 2 hours here wondering around looking at the flowers and trees. This place is fabulous and worth a visit, the entry fee is very reasonable given the time, effort and cost to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Pleasant gardens just to the east of the city centre . Contains glasshouses with different ecosystems to display plants from all over . There is a small greenhouse with wonderful tropical butterflies flitting about . Pleasant cafe - good lunches and super mint or ginger...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Englishtraveller12
Reviewed 22 October 2018

These gardens were a wonder of our 4 day trip to Amsterdam the flowers are stunning and you can take some amzing pictures Nice cafe/restaurant with great food and drinks.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Edward P
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

These botanical gardens do a wonderful job in helping to preserve plants facing extinction. Some of their exhibits are thought provoking (such as the world's oldest potplants) and many make great photographs. However, the gardens are very small and relatively expensive. Really a place for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

A nice visit among many different species of trees, plants and flowers. My favourite section, the one dedicated to cacti and succulents. The restaurant inside the Hortus serves quick and tasty dishes in a lovely atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrea_P1476
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We stopped here for lunch and a quiet pause amongst the greenery during a packed sightseeing day. Apple tart was particularly good - how do they get that crispy base? The butterfly house was fun. Also some serious plants and some nice things in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Finchduck1981
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed exploring ever informative inch of this historical garden. Due to great signs, I learned many things. I especially loved the butterfly garden.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides
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Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house)
while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at
Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying
a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The
Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of
town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s
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24 November 2018|
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Response from david n | Reviewed this property |
All year round, they have the palm trees and butterflies under cover but a significant part of the gardens are outside so if you are coming back in spring or summer then I'd wait until then. Especially as the entrance fee is... More
10 September 2018|
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Response from mary w | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps a dozen or so late blooming tulip varieties were in planters (think buckets) along a short walkway, not the fields of plantings that are famously in the vicinity of Keukenhof. My visit to Hortus Botanicus was the... More
8 September 2018|
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