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Japanese Garden in Clingendael Park

Published: 22 March 2012 Modified: 25 June 2012

The magnificent Japanese Garden in Clingendael Park is open to the public twice a year, in the spring and autumn. Admission is free.


The Japanese 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 (1871-1939), also called Lady Daisy. Lady Daisy sailed off a number of times by ship to Japan and brought back to the Netherlands a number of lanterns, a water cask, sculptures, the pavilion, the little bridges and several plants.

The original design with the serene pond, meandering brook and the winding pathways has remained intact all these years.

The Municipality of The Hague has always taken great care of the Japanese Garden because of its uniqueness and tremendous historical value. The garden was placed on the list of national historical monuments in 2001. Due to its fragility, the garden can be visited only during a short period of the year.

Japanese Garden

Free information

Free information, a map of the garden and a walking route through the garden are available at the entrance to the garden. You can also request permission to take wedding photos in the Japanese Garden.

Wheelchairs can enter the garden via the Sterrebos entrance.

You can reach Clingendael Park via the Van Alkemadelaan and Wassenaarseweg. Bus 23 and 28 also have stops close by the entrance.

Usually the garden is open from May to mid June and then again the last two weeks in October.

PDF fileLandgoed Clingendael (English)  (PDF, 869 kB)

PDF fileLandgoed Clingendael (Dutch)  (PDF, 871 kB)

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