Hortus Botanicus - Botanic Gardens, Amsterdam

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  • Hortus Botanicus - Botanic Gardens
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  • Hortus Botanicus - Botanic Gardens
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    Hortus Botanicus

    by JetlagCity Written Jun 12, 2004

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    outside the palm house

    "Hortus Botanicus"... sounds like a spell that Harry Potter would say, waving his wand around.

    The Botanical Garden makes a very pleasant change of pace from museums and sight-seeing. Most of the plants were collected a few centuries ago by the Dutch East India Company, and some are at risk of becoming extinct now. Don't miss the Palm House.

    The garden isn't too big - I think we wandered around the whole of it in about half an hour, although we might have stayed longer if we'd been in town for more than a day.

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    Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

    by conny_bazen Written Sep 2, 2002

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    This is one of the oldest botanical garden in the world (from 1638). It's a living museum with some plants more than 300 years old. I was very surprised to see the Welwidschia-plant from the desert of Namibia (you will find a picture in my Namibia-travelogue)

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    by millablake Updated Mar 20, 2007

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    One of the oldest botanic gardens in the world.

    Different tropical greenhouses (lovely on a cold day), gardens & a small butterfly house.

    Related to:
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    At the Hortus Botanicus is a...

    by jgemini65 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    At the Hortus Botanicus is a small greenhouse full of butterflies! Very intimate and very full of butterflies! Fascinating!!

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    The Hortus Botanicus is a...

    by jgemini65 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Hortus Botanicus is a great place to spend an hour or two in Amsterdam! It is a botanical garden with great old atriums! Also, a nice break from the overwhelming hordes of people on the street!

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