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P.J. Veth

Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden

Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 18:00 hrs
Saturday and Sunday: closed

Pieter Johannes Veth (1814-1895) was Professor of Geography and Ethnology.

The herbarium was constructed in 1914 between the Academy Building and the Botanical Laboratory. The site comprised a five-storey warehouse for storing the plant collection, a staircase that opened onto a central connecting hallway and a service wing on the other side. Adjacent to this building was a lower, connecting building that was extended in 1953. 

Facts & figures

Surface area  

 2,844 m2 spread over three and four storeys

Year of construction  

1904-1906 (Botanical Laboratory) and 1914 (Herbarium)


J. van Lokhorst and J.A.W. Vrijman


Municipal monument



Originally laboratory and Herbarium, currently teaching and research

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