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Hortus Botanicus

Rapenburg 73
2311GJ Leiden
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Located in the historical center of Leiden, you’ll find the oldest botanical garden of Holland, the Hortus botanicus. This amazing garden has a large collection of plant species from Asia, Southern Europe and South Africa.

  • Visit Holland's oldest botanical garden.
  • Admire the special plant species.
  • Find some peace in this green oasis in Leiden's inner city.

Different Gardens

The Hortus botanicus has been collecting and doing research on plants from all over the world for over four centuries. Over 10.000 plants and dozens of bird species can be seen in the Japanese, historical, winter, rose, fern  and medicinal herb garden, groundnut field and tropical greenhouse.

Unwind in Leiden

The Hortus botanicus isn’t just a botanical garden where scientists do research. It’s also a place where people come to be educated or to relax and unwind. Though located in the city center, the Hortus botanicus is an oasis of peace.



Admire the famous Dutch flowers in the fields, at the floating flower market or at the flower parades.

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