Botanic Gardens Conservation International
BGCI provides a global voice for all botanic gardens, championing and celebrating their inspiring work. We are the world's largest plant conservation network, open to all. Join us in helping to save the world's threatened plants.

Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

Search again Edit this page
Netherlands - AMSTERDAM

Institution Code: AMD

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

The renovated desert house opened for the public on may 16, 2013
The renovated desert house opened for the public on may 16, 2013

Main Address:
Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
Plantage Middenlaan 2A
1018 DD Netherlands

Telephone: 31 (0)20 625 9021
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Blok, C. (Carlien)
    Curator's Name: Havinga, R.M. (Reinout)
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Smit, M. (Martin)
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 5
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1638
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 1 Hectares
    Latitude: 52.3678
    Longitude: 4.9177
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: none

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 6000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 1
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 180000
    Number of Volunteers: 120

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 6000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 4000
  • Special Collections:Cape flora (South Africa), Cycads, 17th-century medicinal plants, monumental trees, Pelargonium, Arecaceae.
  • Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes