Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

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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
URL: http://dehortus.nl
Primary Email: info@dehortus.nl

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: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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