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Please note: from June 1, adapted COVID-19 house rules and visitor conditions apply. Please read those carefully. Important to know before you visit:

  • Our opening hours are from 10 am to 6 pm. The Tropical Greenhouse is open from 11 am to 6 pm. The side wings of the Tropical Greenhouse are closed.
  • You can choose from two walking routes that are indicated on the map.
  • Do you use public transport when visiting the Hortus? Buy a ticket from 10 am and no later than 2 pm, so as not to burden public transport during rush hours. Avoid public transport when possible. More information regarding parking can be found here.

Want to read more about your visit from 1 June 2020? Then click here.


  • Dogs are not allowed in the Hortus. Exceptions are made for guide dogs assisting a visually impaired or blind person.
  • The observatory's visitor center will be closed until September 1, 2020 due to the corona virus.

Entrance fees

  • Regular €8,00
  • Children 4-12 years, CJP €3,50
  • Museumkaart; Leiden University students free
  • Leiden University staff and students from other universities, MBO and HBO (student pass) €2,50
  • Groups (from 15 persons) €6,50
  • Hortus botanicus Leiden Friend card and holders Museumkaart + Leiden University students free
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