Hortus Botanicus – Amsterdam

                            

Amsterdam Central

Amsterdam Central

   Amsterdam Central, one of the largest ” public  transport transfer spot” with trains going to various european countries, Brussel, Cologne and Paris.  Amsterdam Central has been estimated to have 250,000 people pass through its doors on a “daily basis”.  Once departing from Central Station you are greeted by the site of  passersby on foot, bikes and riding public busses.   Amsterdam has canals that ring around the city,  which enhances the ability to explore the city with reasonable ease.    We took a canal cruise and it was so wonderful to see the architecture buildings which are integrated with modern architecture style. Along the canals were ships of various colors and styles were herb, vegetable and  flowering  containers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Amsterdam Canal

Amsterdam Canal

                                           

Amsterdam canal Amsterdam Canals

Amsterdam canal

While in Amsterdam a trip to The Hortus Botanious is a must.  Not only is “The Hortus is one the oldest botanic gardens in the world”.  The Hortus began in 1638 as a Medical Herb Garden for Doctors and pharmacists.   Even though it is off-season, there are, “Three-Climate Greenhouse which consist of a sub-tropical section – Australia & South Africa plants.  A desert section with a selection of Californian & Mexican plants.” The Butterfly Greenhouse is so wonderful, the Zebra Longwing butterflies are so beautiful as they move their graceful wings so slowly.                                                                               

Hortus Botanious

Hortus Botanious

                                                                                                        

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Hortus Botanicus -

Hortus Botanious

Hortus Botanious           

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Butterfly Greenhouse - Hortus

Butterfly Greenhouse – Hortus

      With all the wonderful garden history within, ” The Hortus Botanicus and along with the 4,000 plant species found there has many referring to The Hortus as  a green oasis in the middle of a busy city .”  

Mexican/California greenhouse @ Hortus

Mexican/California greenhouse @ Hortus

            My quick trip to Amsterdam was so interesting that I would like to return and  explore the countryside.  But for a long layover it was terrific. Holland is beautiful with all its  architecture interest , canals and friendly people.                                                                                                          

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                                               Thank you for sharing this wonder adventure, until later El   

                                                             Happy Thanksgiving  to you and yours .                    

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