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In a city as prominent as Amsterdam, you would expect to find a Botanical Garden and this city's inner garden will certainly not disappoint. It contains one of the oldest Botanical Gardens, not only in the Netherlands, but in the world.
It was first established in 1638 and, over the centuries, it has grown and diversified into the beautiful green oasis we see today. Many wonderful and exotic plants were added to the collection during the 17th and 18th centuries due to the rich ship cargoes of the Dutch East India Company.
The gardens now consist of over 4000 different species of plants, ranging from desert dwellers to colorful tropical wonders. Some plants are over 300 years old.
A prominent feature within the gardens is the 'Three c... read more