The Utrecht University Botanic Gardens cover nine hectares and are overflowing with natural splendor. Discover the enormous rock garden, evolution garden, tropical greenhouses and the bird-watching hut in and around Fort Hoofddijk.
The miniature waterfall cascades gently, butterflies and other insects fly and crawl around to their heart’s content and a frog pops its head above water. Six gardens – each in their own style – are found in and around Fort Hoofddijk.
Discover the various gardens
For example, tall herbs that originate in mountain valleys are cultivated in the Rock garden. In the Discovery garden, you can see, smell, feel, taste, and even hear the plants. Follow a trail through millions of years of evolution in the Evolution garden. Visit the greenhouses with their tropical and subtropical plants, including many types of orchids, an apiary and a bird-watching hut where you can spot birds and learn all about our feathered friends. At the entrance, you can buy a great gift or enjoy a cup of coffee or lunch on the terrace.
Netherlands Museum Pass valid
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Netherlands Museum Pass
Purchase the Netherlands Museum Pass to visit more than 400 museums in the Netherlands for one year.
|Type of Museum Pass||Price|
|Adult Pass||€ 75|
|Young Person Pass||€ 39|
|Kids Pass||€ 39|
Botanische Tuinen Universiteit Utrecht also sells Netherlands Museum Passes on-site.
Standard tickets Botanische Tuinen Universiteit Utrecht
|0 t/m 12 jaar||free of charge|
|13 t/m 16 jaar||€ 3,50|
Children vote for kid-approved museums
Children aged 12 and under review museums as kid-approved or not (with kidsproof labelling on the photograph). Reviewing museums is fun! Collect stickers to create your own works of art.