Sign in

Tickets for Hortus botanicus Leiden: Skip The Line

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

Tiqets exclusive
Receive your tickets via email, SMS and our app
Show tickets on your smartphone
Skip the line, no waiting
Loading booking widget
Opening hours
Today:  10:00 - 16:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 16:00
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 16:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 16:00
Friday:  10:00 - 16:00
  • 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.

See more
See less
Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
Skip The Line
What's included
  • Access to the Botanical Gardens

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


Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Hortus Botanicus Leiden
73,Rapenburg, 2311 GJ, Leiden
Key info
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
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.

Jun 10, 2018
Hortus botanicus Leiden: Skip The Line
Op de ochtend van ons bezoek nog snel geregeld
Was in no time in orde
Prachtige locatie
Ook goed te doen met minder valide

Common questions

What do these tickets include?
This ticket includes a single entrance to the venue, in combination with other services. You can find this information under the section 'What's included' on this page.
Are there special discounts for different age groups/students or teachers?
Discounts for different age groups vary per product. You can find discount related information while selecting your tickets in the checkout. When choosing your tickets, check for ticket types with discounted prices. For example, some products have a ticket type 'Child', which is specifically for children. Remember to bring a valid ID to the venue if you've purchased a discounted ticket.
What payment methods do Tiqets support?
We support popular payment methods used across the globe, notably Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Alipay and iDeal. Some payment options are specific to the language and currency combination you use when ordering tickets.
Do I have to print these tickets?
You don't have to print these tickets. See the section titled 'Instructions' on the product page for more information on this. Download the Tiqets app to get access to your tickets on your phone - even when offline.