Hortus Botanicus Leiden: Skip The Line Ticket

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

Universiteit Leiden
Registered address: Postbus 9500, 2300 RA, Leiden, NL
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Wheelchair accessible There are AVO wheelchairs available onsite (to be reserved via Some places in the greenhouses are difficult to reach in a wheelchair and the garden paths are gravel
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Access to the Botanical Gardens

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  • 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.

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

Getting There:

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

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Hortus Botanicus Leiden
73,Rapenburg, 2311 GJ, Leiden
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  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

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3 reviews
Mario,  Netherlands Netherlands
07 Nov 2023
Nice garden with good places to chill.
Hortus Botanicus Leiden: Skip The Line
Andrea,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
26 Aug 2023
Easy to access tickets on line and use QR code at venue
Hortus Botanicus Leiden: Skip The Line
Klaas,  Netherlands Netherlands
10 Aug 2023
Een bezoek met kleinkinderen is een must. Nooit geweten dat tropische kassen, vleesetende planten etc. voor 6 tot 8 jarigen heel interessant kunnen zijn.
Hortus Botanicus Leiden: Skip The Line

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