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The Hortus is open

The Hortus is open

The Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is open to visitors every day! The Hortus is largely an outdoor location, so there is plenty of space to enjoy your visit safely. This page keeps you informed about the current corona measures in the Hortus.

Book a time slot online

The 1.5 metre distance rule is mandatory in the Netherlands. Therefore, give each other space during a visit. It is no longer required to make an online booking in advance, but it still possible. If you want to be sure of a visit, please reserve the ticket of your choice in our webshop. You do not need a ‘corona admission ticket’ to visit the gardens and greenhouses of the Hortus.


Click here to reserve a start time

The Orangery is open

Our cafe and terrace are open every day. From the terrace, you have a view of the beautiful greenery of the Hortus with all its different types of trees and plants. The Hortus café serves hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, soup and cakes. It is possible to make reservations on site or by telephone via 020 7025 405.

From 6 November 2021 onwards, to visit the Orangery and terrace, you will need a ‘corona admission ticket’ in the  CoronaCheck-app or on print.
In addition, there is the possibility to order TO-GO: visitors can order something to eat / drink and enjoy it at a different place in the garden or greenhouses.


Please note that you also need to have an entrance ticket to visit our cafe ad terrace.

a safe visit

Visitors who are ill and/or have complaints such as a nose cold, runny nose, sore throat, light cough or tightness and/or fever (up to 38 degrees Celsius) are requested to stay at home.  You can change your ticket to another day free of charge. Please contact us at

Please note the applicable 1.5 meter distance rules and safety measures in the Hortus:
– The 1.5 metre distance rule is mandatory in the Netherlands. Therefore, give each other space during a visit.
– Cough or sneeze in the elbow;
– Wash or disinfect your hands regularly;
– Wear a mouth mask in the indoor areas: greenhouses, Hortus store and Orangery;
– Show understanding for our staff. In order to carry out their work safely, you may have to make a detour or wait a while. Follow the instructions of our staff.

frequently asked questions

Do you have any more questions about your visit? Take a look at the frequently asked questions here.

If your question is not listed, please e-mail to Unfortunately we cannot be reached by telephone due to limited office occupancy.

Questions? Let us know

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