City farms in The Hague
- 18 November 2014
- 18 November 2014
The Hague has 10 city farms, or petting zoos, where children of all ages can get up close and personal with a whole array of farm animals. The city farms are also places where people in the neighbourhood can meet one another.
These special small-scale farms raise a variety of animals and welcome young visitors and their parents. Stop by and pet a pig, see a cow being milked, or feed a rabbit -- there are all kinds of things to learn and do for kids of all ages.
Where are the city farms?
The following city farms can be found in The Hague:
Their locations can be found on the digital map.
- Stadsboerderij Landzigt (Leidschenveen/Ypenburg)
- Stadsboerderij de Woelige Stal (Centrum)
- Stadsboerderij Op den Dijk (Escamp)
- Stadsboerderij de Kakelhof (Loosduinen)
- Stadsboerderij de Reigershof (Haagse Hout)
- Stadsboerderij ’t Waaygat (Scheveningen)
- Stadsboerderij de Molenweide (Laak)
- Stadsboerderij de Gagelhoeve (Segbroek)
- Stadsboerderij Schildershoeve
- Stadsboerderij de Herweijerhoeve (Escamp)
The ownership of Hoeve Bijdorpis was transferred to Parnassia on 1 September 2012. The ownership of De Nijkamphoeve was transferred to the Stichting Vrienden van de Nijkamphoeve on 13 juli 2012.
Hours of operation
All the city farms are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 to 17.00 hrs. They are closed Monday, on Koningsdag, 25 and 26 December and 1 January.
The city farms are open on Easter Monday and Whit Monday.
If a city farm is unexpectedly not open during its hours of operation, it will be announced through the Twitter account of the city farms.
The city farms offer seasonal activities throughout the year such as sheep shearing,
willow craft work and Easter egg hunts. Often there are small
exhibitions on nature and the environment. It is possible to get permission from the manager of the city farm for children to help take care of the animals and do other chores around the farm.
Follow the city farms on Twitter
Lessons for children in primary school and special education are available.
All of The Hague's city farms generate electricity using solar panels. One city farm even has a small wind turbine, a Turby, which allows it to use renewable energy. In addition to these visible sustainable practices, other sustainable adaptations are being carried out such as insulation and the use of rainwater to flush the toilets.
The Hague's city farms are actively taking part in the national campaign Alle kinderboerderijen duurzaam (All petting zoos sustainable).