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Hortus Botanicus Leiden and its collection

Hortus Botanicus Leiden

Hortus Botanicus Leiden, of the Leiden University is the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands, from 1590. The first plants were planted in 1594. Four centuries of collecting has resulted in a garden with a variety of exotic unknown plants. The Hortus features an Orangery from 1744, tropical greenhouses from1938 and a winter garden from 2000.

NLHortus Leiden

Nature & Natural History  Nature & Natural History Garden & Park Plants Botanical garden

Hortus Botanicus Leiden
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden

Visitor information Hortus Botanicus Leiden

Opening hours

Autumn and Winter: from Jan. 2 through March 20, the Hortus and the Hortus Grand Cafe is open from 10:00am-17:00pm.
Spring and summer: from March 21 to September 20, the Hortus and the Hortus Grand Cafe is open from 9:00am-6:00pm.


0 – 3Free
4 – 11€3.50
CJP Pass€3.50
Employees at Leiden University€3.50
UL studentsFree


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Rapenburg 73, Leiden

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