Tourist info


Hortus botanicus Leiden

The Hortus Botanicus in Leiden is the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands. The garden was laid out in 1590 and has since expanded to nearly 4 hectares! Stroll through the garden and view the tropical collections in the greenhouses and gardens.

The address of Hortus Botanicus is; Rapenburg 73, 2311GJ Leiden.

Public transport

There are several options for traveling by public transport to Hortus Botanicus in Leiden. The fastest option is to walk to NS Station Sassenheim in 10 minutes and from there take the sprinter train to NS Station Leiden Central, which departs twice an hour. As soon as you get off at this station, you can travel from Bus stop Leiden Central to Bus stop Paterstraat. On arrival you can walk to Hortus Botanicus in about 4 minutes.


Within fifteen minutes by car you can reach Hortus Botanicus from our hotel. When you arrive in Leiden, it is best to park your car at the Haagweg City Car Park or in the Centrum Morspoort parking garage. From the Haagweg City Park Parking there is free transport with a shuttle bus that will take you up to 80 meters from the Hortus Botanicus on request. From the Centrum Morspoort parking garage, you can walk along the beautiful Leidsche canals in fifteen minutes to Hortus Botanicus.

Rent a bike

In addition to the car, we offer top quality regular bicycles and e-bikes. These bicycles can be reserved in advance at the reception of our hotel. In half an hour you can cycle to Hortus Botanicus and from here you can also easily explore the pleasant city of Leiden. For more information about renting our bikes, visit the website of our hotel.

Enjoy various packages that Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden has put together especially for you! For example, we offer various attractive packages that allow you to take a break to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Read more about Hortus Botanicus, opening hours and special exhibitions.