Plant scouting in Hortus Botanicus
In case you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, you might want to check out the Hortus Botanicus. Here you will find a wide range of (tropical) plants, 4000 different kinds to be precise. The gardens and greenhouses of Hortus host plants from 7 (!) different climates, a pond, a herb garden with medicinal plants, a butterfly garden and a café with the greenest terrace of Amsterdam.
Fun fact, the garden was created by the municipality of Amsterdam in 1638 as a place to train doctors and pharmacists. Many of the current plants have been there since the opening! feeling young already?
Hortus Botanicus is open daily from 10:00-17:00. Visit their website to find out more about the tickets, guided tours and children activities.
Plantage Middenlaan 2A,
1018 DD Amsterdam
There’s many ways to get there. By tram: 9 or 14, get off at Mr. Visserplein. By metro: 51, 53 or 54: get off at Waterlooplein (exit Hortusplantsoen). Or go by bike, ask your hosts about our rental bikes.