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de Hortus Botanicus

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I had a great time visiting de Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam. Hortus Botanicus is one of the oldest botanic gardens in the world. Originally, it was a medicinal herb garden, founded in 1638 by the Amsterdam City Council. At that time, herbs were of vital importance as the basis of medicines and the city had just experienced a plague epidemic. Doctors and pharmacists trained in the preparation of prescriptions at the Hortus.

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