Utrecht University Botanic Gardens

Utrecht University Botanic Gardens

Utrecht University Botanic Gardens
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Eef
Utrecht, The Netherlands108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
Don’t wait for a day of sunshine, that might take too long. And anyway, this is a very nice trip under almost any weather. With rain there is more shimmering in the drops on the many bamboo leaves, there are wonderful sounds to be heard when you set your mind to it when there is a lot of wind, and when it is a sunny day..... Well, that’s easy to enjoy this park on a sunny day. My advise is, use more than ‘just’ your eyes if you have also a nose, fingertips, ears and taste.
Written January 15, 2019
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Florien D
31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Having lived in the Netherlands most of my life, I'd never visited the botanical gardens in Utrecht before. Safe to say it was a treat! The entrance fee is not expensive (compared to most sightseeing places in the Netherlands). Buying a drink and food however isn't cheap, so bring your own food if you don't have a lot to spend.
The garden provides a variety of things to see, a bamboo forest, a butterfly garden, tropical plant garden and the rock garden. It's a lovely sight to see, guaranteed you'll have a good time!
Written July 2, 2018
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Niamh Connellan
Dublin, Ireland91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Beautiful gardens, easy to get to, peaceful. well worth a visit. been coming here for years to admire the flowers and plants
Written May 7, 2022
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Menno
Amersfoort, The Netherlands1,055 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
Years the botanical gardens were the decor of a festival called "de Beschaving".
A wonderfull place in the middle of the university buildings. Definately worth a stroll.
The festival is no more, but this place is still worth a visit. Either you enjoy great scenery and flora/fauna, or you’re looking for a great place to entertain the younger generations.
Written April 26, 2018
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Nick L
Norwich, UK139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
The garden was 20 minute taxi from a central hotel. We were only there for an hour and a half due to other plans but we could easily have stayed for three to four hours.
There is a café and shop.
The garden was really extensive and we will certainly visit next time we are in Utrecht
Written July 24, 2017
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Klaas S
Renkum, The Netherlands472 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
This botanic garden is situated on the Utrecht University campus, around a former fort, part of the so called "Holland Water Defence. Its collection is huge, especially their rockplants collection is impressive. The tropical greenhouses cannot meet the size of other botanic gardens in the world, but the garden is worth a visit during a summers day.
The thematic approach, also focussed on medicinal, plants and other useful substances is very educational.
Written July 17, 2014
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martien v
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Solo
In Utrecht you have the old and the new botanic gardens.
I prefer the new one which is not in the city centre but at the university complex at the Uithof.
Written July 29, 2013
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Ria082016
Utrecht, The Netherlands11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
In the industrial area of Utrecht are the botanical gardens. A viraty of special plants that makes it an Oasis and a peacefull area. Also visit the butterfly area and see the spiecies around you. Nice visit with children also
Written December 10, 2019
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Lucy
Falmouth, UK8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Nice relaxing scenery and good day out in Utrecht. The butterfly garden is a must some of the species are beautiful. The cafe was lovely and great service and kind staff, great prices too. Loved the swings and the water features. Would only say have more benches in the shade as it was very hot when we went and struggled to find some that weren’t in the sun.
Written June 24, 2019
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L. Scuriatti
London, UK86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
if you are in the Netherlands between April and May you have to go and see this garden.
if you are in the Netherlands between April and May you have to go and see this garden. Organized in an excellent way, with various dining options and small markets where you can buy typical stuff of the place.
Written May 6, 2019
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