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  Cactus house at Nature and Environment Centre
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Leonard Springer, a famous garden architect from the 20th century, built the beautifull gardens that can be seen here, between the 19th and 20th century.

Domestic plants and trees are shown here, but exotic plants as well. There are several glasshouses also, where they grow for example cactusses.

There is always an exposition in the exposition centre, that has to do with nature and environment. You can drink a cup of tea or coffee here.

The ruines of Haarlem's only castle "Huis Ter Kleef" can be seen here. This castle used to be the Spaniards headquarter, during the occupation of Haarlem (1572-1573). After the occupation, Spanish general Don Frederik decided to destroy the castle. He did this, to prevent others from using it as a strategical object in their resistance againt the Spaniards.

The beautifull garden of the Nature and Environment Centre is freely accessible.The ruines are on a small island, but the island is fenced off. You can see the ruines from a small distance.

Open:
mo - fri :09.00-17.00
sunday:10.30-16.00

Entrance:
Free

othercontact: Kleverlaan 9
Phone: 023-5114640

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  • Written Feb 12, 2004
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