Japanese Garden in the Hague: opening again this October!

Don’t miss out! The Japanese Garden in the Hague is only open about 8 weeks per year, once in Spring and once in Autumn. So, get yourself down to Clingendael this October for one of the BEST parks the Netherlands has to offer. 

You will find the rarest – and most beautiful – trees and plants right in the heart of Clingendael Park. Most people either discover these gardens online or stumble upon it accidentally, thinking “Where the heck am I…?!”, feeling as though they’ve just stepped through a warp-hole into Japan. It will open on the 13th October for a couple of weeks.

The Japanese garden is beautiful!

Why is it only available for such a limited amount of time?

The contents of the garden is simply too fragile to withstand the other months, so it can only be opened for short bursts each year. There is also a limit to the amount of people allowed in at one time, in case anything gets crushed accidentally (and unnecessarily) and there is a strict no dogs allowed policy (sorry lil pups!).

Unfortunately, this means you can’t bring strollers, baby carriages or any kind of electric mobility devices in case they do damage to the park. If you use a wheelchair, there is a designated entrance and accommodated route for you, but this will be shorter.

You will be able to visit between 10am and 4pm. There are crazy b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l flowers, colourful shrubs and ferns, a waterlily pond, 2 water casks (featuring Buddhas and lotus flowers!), stone lanterns, a small bridge and cute little tea house overlooking it all. It is the perfect place for serenity and reflection.

The garden will close on the 28th October, so you better hurry!! Whether you live near the Hague or not, you should not miss out on this great attraction in the Netherlands. 

Abbie Neale
Abbie, a writer from the UK, fell in love with the Netherlands when she was three years old. When she’s not spending her free time painting canals or playing the guitar, she’ll be off travelling somewhere (and probably getting lost).

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related posts

Latest posts

Dutch ombudswoman wishes to criminalise bullying in the Netherlands

Everyone knows the harmful effects that bullying can have on a person — especially on children. That's why Children's Ombudswoman, Margrite Kalverboer, wishes to...

Salaries in the Netherlands: the ultimate guide to Dutch wages

Thinking of taking a job in the Netherlands? Good for you, that’s a courageous move and we’re proud — now let’s get down to...

Send nudes? 750,000 people sexually harassed online in the Netherlands in 2020

While the streets of the Netherlands may feel considerably safer for some internationals when it comes to sexual harassment, it seems that no one's...

The latest Dutch news.
In your inbox.

 
 
X