The Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is a botanical garden. The garden is about 1.2 hectares and contains more than 6.000 tropical and indigenous trees and plants.
17th century's plague doctors were looking into the herbs as a medicine, but they were also looking into more effective treatment methods of diseases among fugitives on long journeys.
The number of plants increased from 300 to 800 around 1646 under supervision of administrator Johannes Snippendaal. In todays "Snippendaal garden" you will still find the species of plants that were used for the education of doctors and pharmacists in the 17th century.
Plantage Middenlaan 2a, 1018 DD Amsterdam, Netherlands