City farms in The Hague
- 10 October 2016
- 12 October 2016
The city farm is a place in the city where you and your children can get up close and personal with a whole array of farm animals. People of all ages are welcome. The city farms are also places where people in the neighbourhood can meet one another.
There are 10 city farms in The Hague. 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:
- Stadsboerderij de Woelige Stal (Centrum)
- Stadsboerderij Schildershoeve
- Stadsboerderij Op den Dijk (Escamp)
- Stadsboerderij de Herweijerhoeve
- Stadsboerderij de Reigershof (Haagse Hout)
- Stadsboerderij de Molenweide (Laak)
- Stadsboerderij Landzigt (Leidschenveen/Ypenburg)
- Stadsboerderij de Kakelhof (Loosduinen)
- Stadsboerderij ’t Waaygat (Scheveningen)
- Stadsboerderij de Gagelhoeve (Segbroek)
You can look at the map for the locations of the city farms.
Hours of operation
All the city farms are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 to 17.00 hrs.
The city farms are closed on:
- 25 and 26 December
- 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. You can find the activities in the natuur- en milieukalender.
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. Small animals, such as rabbits and guinea pigs, can also come for a visit at a health care facility or an old age home.
Follow the city farms on Twitter
Lessons are available for children in primary school and special education are available. You can find more information under www.denhaag.nl/jaarprogramma.
Sustainability at the city farms
All of The Hague's city farms generate electricity using solar panels. The Landzigt city farm even has a small wind turbine 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 also actively taking part in the national campaign Alle kinderboerderijen duurzaam (All petting zoos sustainable).
Visitors can also stop by the city farms in The Hague to turn in:
- Small electric and electronic appliances and batteries for recycling under the Wecycle campaign.
- Used frying oil which is used to make biofuel.
- Clothing and shoes. Check what is allowed and what is not allowed in the textile bin.
The city farms receive an annual sum of money for the electrical items turned in there. The get approximately € 0.40 per litre of frying oil from the recycling company which picks up the oil. The city farms can use the proceeds to buy new equipment and games. This way you help the environment and the city farms.