Sunday, July 27, 2008
250.000 flowers in Amsterdam
If you are planning your next travel in Amsterdam, we suggest you an attraction to visite. The Hortus Botanicus or Botanical Garden was established in Amsterdam in 1682 after being originally started in 1638 at another location. It is a medley of colors and scents and includes at least 250,000 flowers, 115,000 plants, and 8,000 different species of trees. The garden owes its heritage to the many Dutch colonies and the plant species that were brought back from those locations. It displays the love affair that the Dutch have with flowers (think tulips!). Some of the highlights of the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam include the Semicircle which reconstructs a portion of the original 1682 design; the Palm House which is home to one of the oldest Palm trees in existence; the Mexico-California Desert House which displays plants, flowers, and trees found only in the desert regions of Mexico and California; and the Tri-Climate House that displays various tropical, subtropical, and desert plants. For your hotel reservation near at he area of this attracion you can found your elegant and confortable room in one of many Amsterdam hotels. The Botanical Gardens are open to visitors nearly year round except the major holidays of Christmas and New Years Day. Admission is six Euros for adults, three Euros for senior and children.