City farms in The Hague

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 farm is also a place 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 see goats, sheep, rabbits and other farm animals.

Where are the city farms?

The following city farms can be found in The Hague:

  • Stadsboerderij de Woelige Stal (Centrum)
  • Stadsboerderij Schildershoeve (Centrum)
  • Stadsboerderij Op den Dijk (Escamp)
  • Stadsboerderij de Herweijerhoeve (Escamp)
  • Stadsboerderij de Reigershof (Haagse Hout)
  • Stadsboerderij Molenweide (Laak)
  • Stadsboerderij Landzigt (Leidschenveen/Ypenburg)
  • Stadsboerderij de Kakelhof (Loosduinen)
  • Stadsboerderij ’t Waaygat (Scheveningen)
  • Stadsboerderij de Gagelhoeve (Segbroek)

Look at the locations of the city farms on the map.

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:

  • Monday
  • King's Day
  • 25 and 26 December
  • 1 January

The city farms are open on Easter Monday and Whit Monday. If a city farm is unexpectedly not going to be open during its hours of operation, it will be announced through the Twitter account of the city farms.

Activities

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 at www.milieueducatiedenhaag.nl.

Children can get permission from the manager of the city farm to help take care of the animals and do other chores around the farm.

School lessons

Lessons are available for children in primary school and special education. 

Bicycle repair kit (Kinderfietsenplan)

Does your bike have a flat tire or a loose pedal or is the saddle too low? No problem. There is a special Kinderfietsenplan bicycle repair kit available at all of the city farms. You can use the repair kit for free. Ask for it at the city farm and use only what you need. The repair kit has a special QR code with handy online tips.

Internship at a city farm in The Hague

The Hague's city farms are a recognised SBB training company. MBO students (Dierverzorging 3 en 4) and HBO students with a relevant course of study can do an internship at a city farm in The Hague. Interested? Send an email to stage.stadsboerderijen@denhaag.nl stating your name, study and internship period.

Sustainability at 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 generates energy. There are also other sustainable adaptations being done, such as insulation and using rainwater to flush the toilets.

Recycling

The Kakelhoeve
The Kakelhoeve

You can go to the city farms in The Hague to turn in:

The city farms receive an annual sum of money for the electrical appliances and used frying oil. The city farms use the proceeds to buy new materials and games. By disposing of them there you help the environment and the city farms.

Animals

Staff at the city farms try to take care of the people and animals as best as possible. Every season requires a different approach. Sometimes certain measures are needed on particularly warm days. If the temperature goes above 25 degrees Celsius, the cuddling corner with guinea pigs and rabbits will be closed. If the temperature goes above 27 degrees Celsius, the pastures will be closed to visitors.

The city farms keep track of how many animals are born, have died or have left the farm. You can see this information on the page Stadsboerderijen in Den Haag.

More information

  • Follow The Hague's city farms on Twitter.
  • Follow The Hague's city farms on Facebook.

Published: 10 October 2016Modified: 15 August 2023