20 Botanical Gardens to Explore in Netherlands

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Netherlands literally means 'lower countries' in reference to its low elevation and flat topography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) above sea level, and nearly 17% falling below sea level. Most of the areas below sea level, known as polders, are the result of land reclamation that began in the 16th century.

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Botanical Gardens to Explore in Netherlands

Arboretum Poort Bulten

Arboretum Poort Bulten is an arboretum near the village of De Lutte in Twente . The arboretum has an area of ​​19 ha , of which approximately 10 ha is occupied by a forest strip and a pool landscape. The park also houses a large collection of boulders found on the route of the nearby A1 motorway. More than 1000 different types of trees and shrubs grow in the Poort Bulten arboretum.

Arboretum trompenburg

Trompenburg Arboretum is a tree and plant garden on the Honingerdijk in the South Holland city of Rotterdam . The park covers an area of ​​eight hectares . The park contains approximately 4000 different species of trees, shrubs and perennials. A new entrance building was opened in 1996. Due to its design, the former country estate gives the visitor the impression of a walking park rather than a 'collection of trees'. Trompenburg is affiliated with the Dutch Association of Botanical Gardens .

Botanische Tuin TU Delft

The Hortus Botanicus TU Delft or in Dutch ; Botanische Tuin TU Delft is a botanical garden under the Technical University of Delft in Delft , the Netherlands . It was founded in 1917 , as a "Garden for the cultivation of plants of economic interest". The garden is about 2.5 hectares in size, it consists of an arboretum, annual flowering plant garden, plants for commercial use and a greenhouse complex.

Butterfly paradise Papiliorama

The indoor tropical garden Papiliorama is a paradise for lovers of butterflies and tropical plants. The beautifully colored butterflies come from around the world and find their food in the tropical flowers. The butterfly garden is more than 900 square meter.

Castle Gardens In Arcen

A fantastic garden complex on a 32-hectare property. Stimulate your senses, experience history, and discover a variety of unique gardens created around a historic country seat with a 17th century castle. Various highlights invite visitors to experience the gardens in numerous diverse ways. Among them are the large rosarium with its rose gardens.

De Kruidhof hortus van Fryslân

Jardín botánico De Kruidhof is a botanical garden and museum in the Buitenpost in the Dutch province of Friesland , Netherlands. it is one of the iconic attraction in this area and attracts a lot of tourists here. Therer are iconic flowers and also so many herbs and shrubs too.

De Oude Hortus

The Oude Hortus is a publicly accessible garden in the Hortusbuurt in the city of Groningen. The garden, located between Grote Rozenstraat and Grote Kruisstraat, was founded in 1626 by pharmacist and amateur botanist Hendrick Munting. The garden is still home to many species of animals and especially plants, including several species of stinsen plants , such as the imperial crown , wild garlic and winter aconite .

Foundation Hortus Nijmegen

Hortus Nijmegen is a botanical garden in Nijmegen set up according to insights from Jac. P. Thijsse . It is part of Park Brakkenstein and was built between 1969 and 1971.At the entrance of the botanical garden is a rocky hill built with boulders from the Ardennes. This rocky mound was built in the 1970s because a number of biologists from the university wanted to research rock plants from the Alpine region.

Haren Hortus Botanicus

The Haren Hortus Botanicus is located a few kilometres south of the city of Groningen, and provides a varied selection of themed gardens on a terrain of no less than 20 hectares.

Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

Hortus Botanicus is a botanical garden in the Plantage district of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is one of the world's oldest botanical gardens. The garden's initial collection was amassed during the 17th century through plants and seeds brought back by traders from the Dutch East India Company for use as medicines and potential commercial possibilities. A single coffee plant in Hortus's collection served as the parent for the entire coffee culture in Central and South America.

Hortus Botanicus Leiden

The Hortus Botanicus Leiden is the oldest surviving botanic garden in the Netherlands and was founded in 1590 at the Rapenburg in Leiden and owned by the university.The greenhouses with Victoria amazonica and other tropical plants, and the large collection of sub-tropical plants in the recently renovated Orangery and the new Winter Garden draw many visitors. The park itself is an oasis inside the old city, with many more interesting plants and trees.

kasteel Warmelo

A majestic house in Diepenheim , Overijssel, in the municipality of Hof van Twente . Originally it was a gatehouse of a manor . The gardens are a tourist attraction. The Castle is often called Warmelo. The manor house was originally built in a square shape, around a courtyard. Warmelo is best known for the gardens in different styles that surround the house. It includes a Victorian garden, a French style geometric garden and an English style landscape garden.


This is a famous tulip garden and one of the world's largest flower gardens, situated in the municipality of Lisse, in the Netherlands. It covers an area of 32 hectares and approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted in the gardens annually. This garden also features numerous other flowers, including hyacinths, daffodils, lilies, roses, carnations and irises.

Labyrint Drielandenpunt

Labyrinth is Europe’s largest outdoor shrub maze. It was built by British landscape artist Adrian Fisher who used 17,000 hornbeam shDreiländereck rubs to constitute the maze. Not only is the maze the most South-Easterly place in the Netherlands, it is also the highest.

Oosterpark Amsterdam

Oosterpark has been the first big public park created by the municipality in Amsterdam. It has been designed in 1891 by Leonard Antonij Springer. The whole family can find fun in this park. While the older members can enjoy the meaning behind the monuments and the serene walking paths throughout the area, young kids can also have fun playing and running around the wide open meadows.

Oude Hortus

The Old Hortus refers to the garden that was the botanical garden of the University of Utrecht from 1723 to 1920 . The Oude Hortus is located between the Lange Nieuwstraat and the Nieuwegracht . The garden is still home to many species of animals and especially plants, including several species of stinsen plants, such as crown imperial, wild garlic and winter aconite.


The Prinsentuin is a garden built in renaissance style that is located in Groningen.  Behind the Prinsenhof,this Garden consists of a rose garden, a herb garden, a part with berceaus and a sundial on the wall above the entrance. On the side of the Turfsingel the garden is fenced of by a high wall. On one side you can still see a bit of the blu wall, that once stood optop of this wall.


The Prinsentuin is a garden built in renaissance style that is located in Groningen, behind the Prinsenhof This Garden consists of a rose garden, a herb garden, a part with berceaus and a sundial on the wall above the entrance.

Taman Indonesia Zoo

The Indonesian Garden and zoo is a small royal garden in Kallenkote, Steenwijkerland , Overijssel , the Netherlands . The zoo has an Indonesian theme and also specializes in Indonesian animals, especially birds, such as Balinese birds, small mammals such as binturung , kuwuk cats , and mongooses . Here there are more than 50 species of birds.At this royal garden cafe, guests can buy Indonesian food snacks like ta lumpia and lapis legit.

Utrecht Botanic Gardens

This beautiful Botanic Gardens cover nines hectares and are open to the public every day from March 1 until December 1. You can visit a rock garden, a evolution garden, tropical greenhouses, a birders den and much more! This extraordinary stretch of green space is part of Utrecht University and located at the heart of Utrecht Science Park.

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