The Hortus botanicus is situated in the historical city centre of Leiden. It’s a 15 minutes’ walk from the Central Station. At the Visitors Centre Leiden, across Central Station, you can ask for a free map of the city and they can give you directions. Walking to the Hortus, you will pass many monuments on the Rapenburg. When walking from the Central Station, you will find the Hortus on the right hand side, right behind the Academy building of the Leiden University.