Opening hours and admission

The Botanic Gardens will be closed from Thursday 1 December 2022 and open again Wednesday 1 March 2023.

From Monday 9 January 2023 to Friday 24 February 2023, we can only be reached by phone on weekdays from 9:00 - 12:30 at 0031(0)30 - 253 18 26. Voicemails will be answered in the afternoon, so please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible.

We are open daily from March 1st to November 30th between 10am and 4.3 pm. The Tropical Green Houses close at 4pm.


Adult (18 to 64 years)

€ 8,50

65 years or older

€ 7,00

Youth (13 to 17 years)

€ 3,50

Children (to 12 years)

Free of charge

Museum Card

Free of charge *

Employees and students UU / HU / HKU (with a campus / college card)

Free of charge

USP partner employee card

Free of charge

Group rate (from 15 persons or guided tour participants)

€ 7,00

Students from other institutions (with a student card)

€ 3,50

U Pass / Utrecht Card

€ 3,50

Friends card Botanic Gardens UU

Free of charge

Friends card Utrecht University Fund

Free of charge

Friends card University Museum & Old Hortus

Free of charge

Entrance for accompanists

  • Accompanying persons in possession of a guide card can enter the Gardens free of charge.
  • Persons accompanying a person in a wheelchair that is not self-sufficient can enter the Gardens free of charge.

Postcode Lottery / Friends Lottery

  • At the moment we do not participate in promotions of the Postcode Lottery or Friends Lottery. A VIP pass from these organizations is NOT a valid entrance ticket.

* Physical Museum Card

  • Only showing the physical Museum Card entitles you to free admission. Showing a copy of the Museum Card does NOT count as a valid admission ticket.

Order your personal Museum Card online or buy one as a present for someone else! In our shop we sell Museum Cards also, you can use it for a visit to the Botanic Gardens right away!