The Botanical Gardens (Hortus botanicus) have been the study gardens of the University of Leiden since 1590. The Clusius Garden, named after founder Carolus Clusius, is a copy of the first grounds. Four centuries of collecting, care and study have produced a magnificent garden with various exotic, unknown plant life. The exceptional gardens and greenhouses, including the Japanese Gardens and the Victorian Greenhouse, are worth a visit.

Opening times

  • Every monday from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Every tuesday from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Every wednesday from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Every thursday from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Every friday from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Every saturday from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Every sunday from 10:00 to 18:00

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