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.
The Hortus Botanicus Leiden is the best place for a peaceful walk through greenhouses and gardens. This is where Carolus Clusius cultivated the first sizable tulip collections in Europe and where Philipp Franz von Siebold introduced about 700 hitherto unknown plants from Japan and China.
Today, this green treasury serves as a home to rare plants from Southeast and East Asia, Southern Europe and Southern Africa, some of which have become extinct in the wild. It is a major international research center for scientists studying plants from the renowned Hortus collection. Plants have been collected and cultivated in these gardens and greenhouses for over four centuries, not just for scientific purposes but also to be enjoyed.
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Netherlands Museum Pass
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|Type of Museum Pass||Price|
|Adult Pass||€ 75|
|Young Person Pass||€ 39|
|Kids Pass||€ 39|
Hortus botanicus Leiden also sells Netherlands Museum Passes on-site.
Standard tickets Hortus botanicus Leiden
|0 t/m 3 jaar||free of charge|
|4 t/m 12 jaar||€ 3,50|
|13 t/m 18 jaar||€ 9|
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