one of the largest Japanese Gardens in Europe – The Hague – The Netherlans

One of the two largest Japanese Gardens of Europe is located in one of the smallest countries of Europe: The Netherlands (in The Hague). The garden  will only be open for public during a period of 3 weeks, from April till June 6th.


The Japanese Garden was created in the early 20th century by the former owner of the estate Clingendael, baroness Marguerite M. Brienen (1871-1939). The Baroness made multiple trips to Japan, during which she collected Japanese artifacts to be placed on her estate in The Hague.


A few of the collected  things were lamps, water barrels, statues, bridges and a pavilion. This was the only Japanese garden in The Netherlands around 1910, and therefore has a high historical value. It is also the largest Japanese garden in The Netherlands, with an area of 6,800 square meters.

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A place of peace and reflection The garden can be recognized by its unique and calm atmosphere, partly caused by the magnificent moss layer. The garden contains unique trees and plants. Because this flora is vulnerable, the garden is only open for public 8 weeks a year, during  autumn and right now during spring season. Another feature of this Japanese garden is the beautiful pavilion,  a popular place where you can have a glimpse of the entire garden.

You can visit the garden for FREE from 9 am till 8 pm each day.

For the right directions and more interesting spots in the Netherlands check out the PIN on our website.

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