Hortus Botanicus and surrounding area Walk

Hortus Botanic Gardens in Amsterdam

Around Hortus Botanicus (Botanic Garden) Walk

1.1 miles / 1.7 kilometers

This area is called the Plantage which translated means plantation, so I don't need to elaborate on the leafiness. But I will ha ha! Was there ever a small city district so beautifully planted with trees of such considerable age, variety, shade and texture! You'll find plane, lime, beech, elm, cypress, willow, poplar, birch, to mention but a few. Tree experts should love this area because there are lots of rare and mature specimens.

Hortus Botanicus and surrounding area Walk Amsterdam (follow link to see in Google maps)

Not only that! The ‘Plantage’ area includes both Hortus Botanicus (botanic Gardens) and Artis (Zoo), and there are some lovely little parks, all of which are wonderfully planted. And as well as these, there are umpteen ‘cultural’ spots worthy of your attention. In particular I would urge anyone to visit the Resistance Museum (Verzetsmuseum) on Plantage Kerklaan and the Hollandse Schouwburg (Memorial) on Plantage Middenlaan.
Apart from the main arteries, the side-streets are fairly quiet, allowing you to stroll, stroke, sniff, and stare. Gardeners, tree-huggers and kindred spirits will be ecstatic.

good time for this walk spring summer autumn winter
area of walk north  
west centre east