Clingendael Park is a special piece of nature located between The Hague and Wassenaar. A place to escape the bustle of the city and a park where you can go for a walk surrounded by natural beauty. Clingendael Park is one of the most beautiful and most famous parks in the Netherlands, but the most beautiful part of this park is the Japanese garden. In this masterpiece you’re litterally wandering through Japan. In this article I’ll take you to a beautiful piece of nature in The Hague.
The Japanese garden is an oasis of color and tranquility and radiates serenity. Wonderful little paths, bridges, Japanese ornaments as stone laterns and Buddhas, moss carpets and a wide variety of colorful rare flowers, trees and plants steal the show. The Japanese garden is very fragile and is open to the public only 8 weeks a year (6 weeks in spring and 2 weeks in autumn) This year the Japanese garden opened on April 30, and I could not wait to go and have a look. It was still reasonably quiet because the garden wasn’t massively visited yet an hour after opening, thus I had lots of time and space to shoot pretty pictures. In this article I share my most beautiful pictures of the Japanese garden and more. Have a look and enjoy!
Is the Japanese garden closed during your visit to Clingendael Park? Don’t worry, there is still much more to see!
The park owns a beautiful forest and the Old Dutch Garden and the Sterrenbos “star forest” are also awaiting you. Sterrenbos is a sea of azaleas and rhododendrons. When in bloom you literally walk among flowers. In spring you can enjoy the blossom and the newborn little lambs. Furthermore, the park has numerous water features, bridges and a large variety of flowers, plants, (old) trees and birds. A visit to the park is not complete without seeing the 17th-century house. This stately building often reflects gracefully in the pond located at the front. There is also a tearoom where you can go for a drink, lunch or a snack. Visiting this park is always a good idea. Each season the landscape changes and there is always something beautiful to see. Clingendael Park is easily accessible by car (parking in the area), with public transport (bus around the corner) and by bicycle and best of all is that the access is free. This historic and insanely beautiful park has all the ingredients for a successful daytrip! More beautiful pictures of the park can be found below.
Which natural spots have you visited this spring?