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Tickets for Hortus botanicus Leiden: Skip The Line

Stop and smell the flowers at the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands

Hortus Botanicus Leiden
Open Today 10:00 - 18:00
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
Instant ticket delivery
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
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Wheelchair accessible: There are AVO wheelchairs available onsite. Some places in the greenhouses are difficult to reach in a wheelchair and the garden paths are gravel
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Health and safety measures are in place so you can enjoy culture with confidence.



  • See the famous gardens where Philipp Franz von Siebold introduced 700 exotic plants from Japan and China, and Carolus Clusius cultivated the first tulip crops in Europe
  • See the Hortus botanicus's rarest 'crown jewels', browse the herbal gardens, see a tulip tree that's been here since 1716, and catch a famous lily that only blooms once a year – maybe you'll be in luck!
  • Find out about endangered plant species and important conservation efforts and take a relaxing garden stroll, perfect on a sunny day!


Skip the line and get ready for a blooming brilliant day in the oldest botanical gardens in the Netherlands. Leiden's Hortus botanicus was first planted in 1590, and it's home to all manner of flowery treasures. See the Japanese herbal gardens, a rare tulip tree that's been here since 1716, a famous lily that only blossoms once a year, and much more!

The Hortus botanicus Leiden is world-renown for its collections of rare flora, and researchers still flock here to study its prestigious plants. And it was in these grounds that Carolus Clusius cultivated the first major tulip crops in Europe.

Soak up the natural beauty of 100-year-old trees like Golden Rain and giant Weeping Beech in impeccably manicured gardens filled with sweet smells and colorful sights.

See protected and threatened plant species, fearsome carnivorous plants, and the Wollemia conifer – thought to be extinct until the Hortus brought it back to vibrant life in the 1990s.

Take the time to stop and smell the flowers - there's no better place.


What's included

Access to the Botanical Gardens
Additional info

Getting There:

Bus: Lines 2, 3, 4, 45, 169, 182 or 187 to Breestraat. Lines 5 or 6 to Kort Rapenburg + 5 minutes walking.

Amendment policy

  • Changes are not possible for this ticket


Skip the lines at the cash desk and scan your ticket at the entrance.


Opening hours

Hortus Botanicus Leiden
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00

How to get there

Hortus Botanicus Leiden
73,Rapenburg, 2311 GJ, Leiden
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Ratings & reviews

based on 9 reviews
Jul 30, 2020
Good Beautiful historic gardens. Clearly labelled. Inviting cafe with charming staff. I did some paintings in the gardens.
Nov 3, 2019
Sep 5, 2019
I bought these tickets while standing in line for the ticket window and was able to just walk through the door instead!

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