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Open today until 17:00

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Thu - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
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Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden
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071 - 52 75 144

De Hortus Botanicus in Leiden
Hortus botanicus Leiden
Tropische kas
In the tropical greenhouse you will find many shades of green and all kinds of special leaf shapes. From ferns and orchids to exotic aroids.
De Victoria amazonica, een reuzenwaterlelie, behoort tot de kroonjuwelen van de Hortus
Victoria amazonica, a giant species of water lily, is one of the crown jewels of the Hortus
De Clusiustuin heeft sinds de aanleg in 1594 zowel een publieke als een wetenschappelijke en educatieve functie gehad: een echt modern museum dus.
Since its construction in 1594, the Clusius Garden has had a public as well as a scientific and educational function: a truly modern museum.

The Hortus is the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands. Laid out in 1590 and expanded over the centuries that followed, the Hortus is the green center of Leiden. A place for visitors and researchers.

Giant water lilies, rare orchids, fragile bulbous plants and ancient trees. Craftsmen tend the botanical collection with specialized knowledge and attention. Meet them in the exhibition Green Craftsmanship. And if you reserve now, you'll get a free bag of green finger tea through June 2! Book now with discount code #greenfingersmk via

Hortus botanicus Leiden with its greenhouses and gardens is the perfect place for a relaxing walk. Here Carolus Clusius once grew the first large tulip collections of Europe, and Philipp Franz von Siebold introduced about 700 previously unknown plants from Japan and China.

Today, in this green treasure chest you will find rare plants from Southeast and East Asia, Southern Europe and South Africa, some of which are almost extinct in nature. For researchers from all over the world it is an important place to conduct research into the renowned collection of the Hortus. For more than four centuries, plants have been collected and grown in the garden and greenhouses. Not just for science, but also for enjoyment.


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Victoria amazonica

The Giant Water Lily and the Jade Vine

186/5000 The Giant Water Lily (Victoria amazonica) is the water lily with the largest flower in the world. The Jade flower can grow up to 18 meters long. Discover the showpieces of Hortus Botanicus Leiden.

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