Leiden heeft de oudste botanische tuin van Nederland, gesticht in 1590.
In the past students came here to learn about medicinal plants, and the Hortus and is still used for botanical research today. Once only accessible to students and researchers, now anyone can visit the Hortus. Admire the beautiful gardens, explore the tropical glasshouses and visit the café with its terrace for coffee, lunch or drinks. You can even celebrate your wedding or other occasions at the Hortus.