Editor:  De Redactie • Publication:  01 January 2018



Hortus Botanicus

For nearly four centuries, Amsterdam’s Hortus Botanicus has regaled visitors with its lush greenhouses, butterfly greenhouse and exotic plants. Originally founded in 1638 to serve as a herb garden for the city’s doctors and pharmacists, it’s one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. The Hortus Botanicus offers a tranquil haven from the hustle and bustle of the city surrounding it and contains over 6,000 different indigenous and non-native trees and plants. In addition to a gorgeous cafe, outdoor gardens, and a ‘hothouse’ that emulates three different tropical environments, hundreds of majestic butterflies can be found frolicking inside the Botanicus’ Butterfly Greenhouse. Come and escape the city life during your stay in Amsterdam and enjoy the Hortus Botanicus.

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Hortus Botanicus
Plantage Middenlaan 2a, Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 625 90 21


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