Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Plantage aan het Water
The Hortus Botanicus
The Amsterdam Hortus Botanicus was founded in 1638 as a medicinal garden for doctors and apothecaries. It is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. The Orangerie is a national monument: tropical plants were raised here in wooden greenhouses as early as 1715. The current building was built as a lecture hall. This stretched-out plaster-covered building was later used to store citrus plants, 'Oranjeboompjes' in Dutch, through the winter. Today, the building houses a modern museum cafť.
Location. 52° 22.028′ N, 4° 54.431′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker is at the intersection of Plantage Middenlaan and Doctor D.M. Sluyspad on Plantage Middenlaan. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amsterdam, North Holland 1018 DD, Netherlands.
Other nearby markers. de wereld bleef doof / The World Remained Deaf (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); J.C. Amman School Memorial (about 120 meters away); Hugo de Vries (about 150 meters away); E.J. van Det School Memorial (about 150 meters away); Adriaan MorriŽn (about 150 meters away); Portugees IsraŽlietisch Ziekenhuis / Portugese Israelite Hospital (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Het Arsenaal / The Arsenal (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Woonhuis familie Nunes da Costa / Residence of the Nunes da Costa Family (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
Also see . . .
1. Hortus Botanicus (Amsterdam). "Hortus Botanicus is a botanical garden in the Plantage district of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. One of the oldest in the world, it is one of Amsterdam's major tourist attractions." (Submitted on July 10, 2017.)
2. Heritage (de Hortus). "For the last 375 years, the Hortus has been a place for education and research. This means that we dealt – and still deal - with questions concerning the world of plants. Not as an isolated field, but within its own era and scientific, social, and spatial context....Through the ages, the science of botany has studied the immense variety in the realm of plants, from a worldwide scale down to the level of cells and genes. The history of the Hortus is therefore, first and foremost, a history of science...." (Submitted on July 10, 2017.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Horticulture & Forestry • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.