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From Wednesday 26 January onwards, we are allowed to open our doors again. And we are so glad: we really missed being able to share the garden with our visitors.

Although only a few weeks have passed, a lot has happened in the Hortus. The new pond has been completed, the work on new lighting has been wrapped up, and the barren winter atmosphere has made way for the hopeful budding of the first early bloomers, such as snowdrops, winter aconites and cyclamen.

Step into the garden and let yourself be carried away again by the beauty of nature. In the gardens, the glasshouses and the Hortus Grand Café, a number of coronation measures are in place. These are in line with the protocol for safe and responsible museum visits of the Museum Association. By observing these guidelines as closely as possible, we keep a visit to the Hortus safe for everyone.

The measures are as follows:

  • Only come if you feel healthy and have no corona-related symptoms (cold, runny nose, sore throat, slight cough or fever).
  • In line with national measures, we are required to ask for a corona entry pass, which is a QR code in the CoronaCheck-App. A corona entry pass can also be shown printed. This also applies to entering rental venues and the Hortus Grand Café.
  • Wear a face mask in our indoor locations (Wintergarden, Tropical Glasshouses, toilets and the Hortus Grand Café).
  • Always keep 1.5 metres distance from others.

As a registered museum, we are obliged to adhere to museum protocol, which means that showing a corona entry pass is compulsory for everyone aged 13 and above and that face masks are required when moving around the interior of the Hortus. In the outside areas of the Hortus, the obligation to wear a face mask does not apply. We hope that the measures will soon be scaled down further and the corona entry pass will no longer be necessary. As soon as the measures are lessened, you will read about it on our website. Or subscribe to the newsletter to receive the latest news.

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