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The Hortus is a perfect spot for an inspiring business meeting, a creative brainstorming session, or a successful team building event. Take advantage of the relaxing green environment, as the proximity of the beautiful garden offers an unique opportunity for refreshing breaks and brainstorming sessions.

On the first floor of our hortuscafé, the Laranja room (Laranjazaal) is located. It is a serene and well-lit room, with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, offering a beautiful view of the lively streets of Amsterdam and the quiet Hortus garden itself.
The Laranja room is fitted with all modern facilities for a professional meeting.

Located outside the Hortus, at the Plantage Middenlaan, is the J.P. Thijsse Library. An exclusive venue for smaller meetings.

The Laranja room can be hired for three time slots:
from 9 am to 1 pm, from 1 pm to 5 pm, and from 6 pm to 1 am.

De J.P. Thijsse library can be hired for two time slots:
from 9 am to 1 pm,  and from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Capacity Laranja room
Cabaret Line-up: 40 people
Lunch / dinner arrangement: 40 people
Theatre-style: 60 people
Meeting U-shape: 40 people

Capacity J.P. Thijsse library
20 people

More detailed information on costs can be found on our prices page.

The Hortus has various meeting packages available, such as meetings including lunch or drinks afterwards. For bookings and more information, please send an email to or call Constance van Kretschmar: 00 31 –(0)20-420 24 25 (weekdays only).

Questions? Let us know

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