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Botanical Gardens (Hortus Botanicus)

Address: Rapenburg 73, Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 071/527-72-49
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Ranked #7 of 21 Attractions in Leiden
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Attraction details
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Middelburg, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Very nice place to visit, located at Leiden University with very rare plants and trees, a must to see !

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hong kong
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

very beautiful and peaceful place, so many special plants and just like the oasis; also can use museumcard is a good point

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Yamanashi-shi, Yamanashi, Japan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a very quiet and relaxing place full of beautiful flowers and trees. There is a lot of interesting history surrounding the gardens and is also a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch.

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South Bend, Indiana
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Take as little or as long amount of time you want. A short quiet stroll unhounded by bikes, or learn about plant evolution and enjoy the occasional art installation. A reasonably priced expanded cafe helps for a break. The national Museumkaart allows for free entrance. I have been a number of times and there is always something new to discover.

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Charlotetown
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Although Leiden is a small city it is punctuated by parks and open spaces. The university has a botanical garden which has full and open access for a small fee. Spent several hours there simply wandering about.

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The Netherlands
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We come here with our children three or four times a year. Kids love exploring all the paths. The restaurant is lovely when the weather permits sitting outdoors.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A must see if you are in the area. Beautiful historic garden, both inside and out. Very old cool trees and exotic plants, brought to the Netherlands from all over the world. We enjoyed the walk around.

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Lismore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We spent a couple of hours walking round. The children enjoyed playing in the big fir trees. A lot of money though 35 euros for 4 adults and 2 kids.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The garden offers excellent exhibits of plants including a catwalk if carnivorous plants in the architecturally pleasing glass houses. This is worth a wander for sure.

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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Its a nice, quiet place to enjoy a garden. With my museumkard it was free. They have one row of plant beds where each bed has a different botanical order. A fascinating look at our changing understanding of the critters.

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