Yaaaa! The Japanese Garden is opening again! The doors were closed for a long time, but from Saturday 200 From April to Sunday 6 June, visitors are welcome again.

Never been to the Japanese Garden in Clingendael? Merijn van Grieken of Het Haagse Groen gives 4 reasons to go and see.

1. Just because it’s possible

We can finally go back to the Japanese Garden in Clingendael! If that’s not a good reason to put on the shoes, then we don’t know what is. Walking through the garden and enjoying the colors and scents of flowers and plants is a completely different experience than seeing the garden in a movie.

The straight oak lane. Photo Anne-Marie: Valerie Kuypers

2. Oldest Japanese Garden in the Netherlands

The Japanese Garden is the oldest Japanese garden in the Netherlands. “The proof is on a support beam in the ridge of the tea pavilion. There it says ‘9-7-2022’. A contractor found this out by accident when he was refurbishing the pavilion. With an area of ​​6.200 square meters it is also the largest in our country.

3. Chasing away evil spirits!

The red bridge not only symbolizes joy, it also wards off evil spirits, the story goes. So saved a lot of evil spirits in corona time? Leave them in the garden!

The red bridge is not only a symbol of joy, it also wards off evil spirits. Photo Anne-Marie: Valerie Kuypers

4. Green carpet of moss

We often overlook it in nature, but for an Asian garden it is an indispensable plant: moss. The Japanese Garden grows up to forty different species! Moss grows best in shade. If you go down on your knees you will see: one moss is not the other. This green carpet also makes the garden very vulnerable. That is why the Japanese Garden is only open for a limited time.


Date: The Japanese Garden is only open in the fall and spring

Time: from 03.00 until 10. o’clock.

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