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De Hortus

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Why locals love it

I guess you forget how calming nature is to your mind when you live or stay in a big city. So many things to do and see, why waste time on 'relaxing'?! Well, Hortus is a place where I go to when I want a) to destress and b) to see beautiful mesmerizing stuff - aka beautiful pathways, flowers, trees, butterflies, exotic plants in warm greenhouses...

Why you should visit it

What I am saying is that at the Hortus you feel like you've entered another world - yet it still has the exciting thrill of the city. There are so many wonderful things to discover there, as you pass by scenic gardens that remind you of childhood-fairytales. In wintertime I love going into the greenhouse and fantasize that I'm in the tropics!

Special tip

When you're done strolling, treat yourself to a warm drink/nice lunch in their beautiful café - or peek inside: the interior is like a work of art!

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Uplifting, special, energizing, beautiful and extraordinary.
November 5, 2019
the oldest botanical garden in Amsterdam
October 30, 2019
There’s nothing quite like walking out of a city and into a different world. It’s as if you enter some tropical place in the far east of the world. Amazing.
May 10, 2019
The tropical area and butterfly house are my favorites. It's not a huge place so it's great for a few hours of relaxation.
July 16, 2017

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