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Our Hortus Grand Café is the place to be for a delicious cup of coffee, tea with a cake, lunch or drinks. It is also possible to sit on the terrace of our monumental Orangery, amidst the tub plants. A unique place to enjoy a snack and a drink.

On the terrace of the Hortus Grand Café you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, tea with a cake, lunch or drinks. At the pop-up restaurant you can get a coffee to-go or a catering box. The green terrace of the Hortus Grand Café is a unique place to enjoy your snack or drink.

New: Hortus Food Service Boxes
We proudly introduce our new Hortus catering boxes: a lunch box filled with sandwiches, a drinks box containing colorful cheeses, cold cuts and mixed nuts and a soup box, filled with all the ingredients for a delicious wine soup. For a complete overview, click on the PDF at the bottom of the page. Please note: do order 48 hours in advance due to stock availability.

The terrace of the Hortus Grand Café is open. Besides the familiar Curator Terrace behind the Winter Garden, two new terraces will be added. One next to the main entrance of the Winter Garden and one at the front of the Winter Garden, under the Golden Rain. How does a visit to the Hortus Grand Café terrace work?

  • The terraces are open seven days a week, from 10:00-18:00. 
  • It is mandatory to reserve a place on the terrace online in advance at https://www.hortusleiden.nl/tafel-reserveren. At quiet times it is also possible to reserve on the spot.
  • Before you sit down please report to the table at the terrace behind the Winter Garden. A table will be assigned to you where you can take a seat.
  • The mandatory health check and registration take place via a QR code that you will find on the table. Scan the QR code and go through all the steps.
  • On the new terraces (at the head of the Winter Garden and at the front of the Winter Garden) you can only place an order via the QR code that you find on the table. On the well-known Curator Terrace behind the Winter Garden you can place an order via the QR code and/or you can pass your order to our staff.
  • Always keep 1.5 meters distance from our staff and the other guests on the terrace.
  • The Hortus Grand Cafe pickup point is open every day from 10:00-18:00. As of April 28, the pickup of your order will take place inside at the bar and no longer through the pickup window. You can also pick up a catering box composed by our chef. Please place your order in advance. Takeaway products may not be consumed on the terrace. Wearing a mouth mask is mandatory.
  • The toilets in the Winter Garden are open between 10:00 and 18:00. Wearing a mouth mask is also mandatory here.

Due to the coronation measures we do not receive groups at the moment. The articles from 'lunch menu' and 'catering packages for groups' cannot be booked at this moment.

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