Gardens Amsterdama

Amsterdam – the most green city of Europe. It accommodated 28 parks and countless private gardens hidden by facades of urban buildings. Roofs of boats moored on canals decorate various plants. These floating gardens are ready at any time to play with anchor and go on a trip.

Botanical Garden Amsterdama

Amsterdam Central Botanical Garden (Hortus Botanicus) – the oldest in the world. It is founded in 1638 g. as a pharmaceutical garden. At that time, the plague was raging in the city, and many plants were required for the manufacture of drugs. Since then, the collection of flora was constantly replenished. Many exhibits were delivered to the country of the Indian company along with spices. The garden has preserved plants whose age exceeds 300 years.

It is believed that the Botanical Garden of Amsterdam served as a prototype of pharmaceutical garden of St. Petersburg.

A collection of 7 climatic zones of the Earth is collected on an area of ​​1.2 hectares. Successfully undergo experiments on the adaptation of subtropical crops and the preservation of endangered species of flora.

I wonder to visit the Orange. In the Garden of Butterflies, you can watch out beautiful creatures flying between tropical trees and enjoying fruit nectar. Giant cacti admired in Mexican greenhouse. Gunner jungle is better to look at the first-floor path.

Testing tropical irrigation, you can examine the labyrinth or shady alleys of the garden, relax in the cafe, or visit the gift of souvenirs.

Amsterdam Botanical Garden Address: Plantage Middenlaan 2A 1018 DD

How to find: Botanical Garden is close to Rembrandt. Underground "Waterloo", Tram 9.14 to MR. Visserplein.

Opening hours: throughout the year every day, besides Christmas holidays (from 25.12 to 1.01). Summer Garden is open from 9 to 17 h. Sundays and holidays from 10h. Winter closes at 16 h.

Tickets: Adults – 6 Euro (Sunday 7EVRO). Children under 5 years old are free, up to 14 years old – for 3 euros.

Green zones Amsterdama

In Amsterdam, a lot of open green sites, where you can sit on the grass, play with children, chat with friends. The biggest of them connects the Rijksmuseum Museum (Reyxmüseum) with the Van Gogh Museum, ending with herbal roof of the supermarket. In sunny weather, this green lawn is quickly occupied by nature lovers.

Garden rijksmuseum

Open garden of the Rijksmuseum Museum, where the picture is exhibited "The night Watch" famous Rembrandt, not known to everyone. He settled for a museum from the canal.

Garden decorate flowers, sculptures, fountains and arbors. Gothic gates open five century exposition of the Netherlands architectural heritage. Garden land went to the museum at 19 V. Work on the extension of the garden continues.


To the left of the Museum Square, near the bridge through the channel, the largest and beloved citizens of Vondelpark begins (VoDelpark). It was opened in 1865. On an area of ​​8 hectares. Architect chose an English style. Artificial ponds, walking tracks near the canals resemble natural landscape. In Central Alley, a monument to the National Poet of Yostafu Van Den Vondow. On weekends and holidays, you can observe the elemental speeches of clowns and acrobats, ending with performances and concerts.

Gardens Amsterdama

In the city, small squares break between road junctions. They are not intended for walking. Flowers and grass guarded by sculptural compositions are reigning here, for example, scattered lizards on a junction near Leidseplein (Leidseneplain).

Internal gardens

Three June days in Amsterdam pass "Days of open gardens". More than 30 private gardens are open to all. Their owners are submitted in advance for participation in stock. Every year the list is replenished with new gardens located in the courtyards and inaccessible to the view of passersby. Few know what kind of houses hid the garden, sometimes more than the house itself. Internal gardens are often closed with each other, creating an extensive green zone. Houses protect plants from winds. The proximity of the channels provides them with water. In oases there are countercakes protected by law.

Only museums in the channel zone (museum "Bags and wallets", Museum "Van Lun") have gardens available at any time.

One of the oldest domestic gardens of the city – Monastic garden Begijnhof (Vainhof) daily receives visitors for free. In 13 B. The Netherlands become the initiators of the emergence of the nursing communities for serving God without leaving the world. Obedients are building private houses with a garden and temple in the courtyard, where you can enter only through the same gate. Basically, it was alder for poor and elderly ladies. Women were not considered nuns. They gave lunch chastity and obedience, but freely managed their property and could leave the abode at any time. Since 1971. The community ceases to exist after the death of the last sister. The inner garden along with the current chapel, where all religious rituals pass, has become a beloved tourist object. Here you can go to the cafe and purchase souvenir for memory. It is only necessary to open an invisible door at Beguinage, 34.

Visiting private houses in "Days of open gardens" Paid. All revenues from this event are to restore public parks.

Time: Third Weekends June every year, from Friday to Sunday from 10 to 17.

Venue: Changes every year. Holiday Coordinator is a museum "Wang Long", where you can purchase a ticket and find out detailed information. Tickets On holiday days are sold in many city museums.

Tickets worth 15 euros give the right to visit all gardens involved in the holiday "Days of open gardens" in three days.

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