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Hortus Summer Nights

Celebrate your summer in the Hortus Amsterdam

This year, it is possible to enjoy the garden and greenhouses in the evening during the Hortus Summer Nights. Every Thursday in September the garden can be visited until 9pm!

Amsterdam's most beautiful terrace is now open in the evening too!

The Hortus Amsterdam is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. The Orangery, the Hortuscafé, is also located in a centuries-old monument where you can relax among exotic plants. For the first time , the Orangery with its terrace will also be open in the evenings this summer. It will also possible to have a bite to eat at the restaurant or enjoy the sunny terrace at the end of your working day. You can find our menu here.

For contact / reservations you can reach the Orangery via or 020-7025405.

picnic baskets

Is the terrace too crowded? No problem. During the Hortus Summer Nights the Oranjerie sells picnic baskets to enjoy your drink on a nice spot in the garden.

Choice of:
• Picnic basket 1: two special craft beers (choice of local brewers such as Lowlander, Gebrouwen door Vrouwen and ‘t IJ), mixed nuts, olives and vegetable chips €18,50

• Picnic basket 2: a bottle of prosecco or  a bottle of wine, cheese, fresh salami and olives €37,50

For contact / reservations you can reach the Orangery via or 020-7025405.

Hortus Summer Nights programme

You can make your Hortus Summer Evening experience even more memorable by taking part in one of the summer activities. In cooperation with several partners there is a different activity every evening, such as yoga in the greenhouse, garden lectures, or biodiversity safaris, and there is live music in the garden every Sunday.

View the programme overview here 

Visit us during the Hortus Summer Nights

Due to the the coronavirus safety measures, we are able to welcome a limited number of visitors every hour. In order to visit the Hortus, we therefore advise you to book a starting time of visit. Members of the ‘Vrienden van de Hortus’ association can also make a reservation. A reservation is not required, but without a reserved start time we cannot guarantee access to the Hortus. You can reserve a start time in our online ticketshop.

In order to guarantee all our visitors a safe visit, there are some safety measures in place. More information can be found on this website page.

click here to reserve a time slot

Questions? Let us know

You can reach us on our general number: +31 20 625 9021