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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 Sunday the garden can be visited until 7pm. On Thursday and Friday* even until 9pm!


*with the exception of Friday July 3 and Friday July 17.

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

Sunday 21 June, on the longest day of the year, the Hortus celebrates its first Summer Night. Until the end of August, the garden has extended opening hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The garden can be visited on Sundays until 7pm. On Thursday and Friday even until 9pm!

To visit the Hortus it is required to reserve a time slot before your visit: within these 30 minutes you can enter the garden, after that you can stay in the Hortus for as long as you want. For members of the Friends Society a reservation is also mandatory. We cannot guarantee access to the Hortus without a reserved time slot. You can reserve a time slot 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