I absolutely love living in Utrecht; there is always something to do, you're never alone, and the energy of the city gives me energy! However, if you live in a big city like me, you will understand the feeling, or better said, the urge to escape the buzz and crowds every once in a while. The Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam is the perfect place to do this. As the website beautifully mentions; Behind the entrance gate it is like the city holds its breath for a second. It offers a roomy, rustic and quiet space to have a coffee after or before taking a stroll around the botanical gardens. It is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, originating from 1638, when medicen-men used the gardens to grow healing herbs. Definitely worth a visit!
Address - Plantage Middenlaan 2a, Amsterdam