Holland: Den Haag – Clingendael Park

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Today’s travel tip is about Clingendael Park near Den Haag. We visited this park (with superb Japanes garden!!) several years ago. I really wanted to make a post about it as it certainly is a top tip!

A couple of years ago we went on a weekend break to Den Haag. Den Haag is Holland’s political capital and the city itself is very beautiful and grand. But I will not take you to the city today but to a park nearby, Clingendael Park

It offers a variety of culture and nature so it attracts all sorts of visitors. It’s a haven of peace and rest, so if you want to escape the city for a while, it’s the perfect place to visit!

Clingendael is one of the most beautiful parks in Holland. From the 16th century onwards, several noble families have lived on the estate and several gardens were designed throughout the centuries : the rose garden, the old-Dutch garden, the garden with azaleas and rhododendrons,…

There are two walking routes you can follow in the park : the yellow route (4 km) and the red route (2 km). There is also a bridle path. The children can enjoy themselves in playground De Gees, which is situated behind the stone stairs of the old Dutch garden.

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But the reason we visited this park was the Japanese garden. This part of the estate is accessible for only a couple of weeks a year so you better make sure to check the opening times and dates on the website. For 2016 the Japanese garden can be visited from April 30th until June 12th and from October 8th until October 23rd.

The garden was created in the beginning of the 20th century by the former owner of the country estate of Clingendael, Marguérite M. Baroness van Brienen. She went to Japan several times and brought back lots of decoration for the garden. The original design with the serene pond, meandering brook and the winding pathways has remained intact all these years. This day, the Japanese Garden is maintained by staff from ‘the Haeghe Schoon en Groen’ from the municipality’s Haeghe Groep. (source: http://www.denhaag.nl/en/residents/nature-and-environment/to/Japanese-Garden-in-Clingendael-Park.htm)

Now I can go on and on about the beauty of Clingendael Park and the Japanese Garden, but I will let the pictures speak for themselves… and all I can do is to recommend a visit to this fantastic estate when you’re in the neighourhood!

Love, Kathleen

Here you can read about a couple of gardens we visited in Normany, France

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Yours truly… slightly younger and with slightly shorter hair!

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7 thoughts on “Holland: Den Haag – Clingendael Park

    Style Domination said:
    April 9, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    I am a diehard gardener. These photos are dreamy! Can you imagine if this was your backyard??? #goals

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      kaybe610 responded:
      April 10, 2016 at 10:10 am

      It was absolutely stunning Dominique… I like visiting gardens, but I don’t do it myself I must honestly admit 😀 Love, Kathleen

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        Style Domination said:
        April 12, 2016 at 5:14 pm

        Haha! That’s ok. It’s backbreaking work. I would love if my own backyard looked like that!

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    Victoria said:
    April 7, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    This garden looks absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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      kaybe610 responded:
      April 8, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      It is very beautiful… certainly worth a visit ! thanks for stopping by 🙂 Kathleen x

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    fashionandstylepolice said:
    April 7, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Beautiful park. I bet you had fun x

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      kaybe610 responded:
      April 8, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      We certainly had 😀 so beautiful… and peaceful! We were lucky that the Japanese gardens weren’t too crowded… Love, Kathleen x

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