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Japanese Garden

Address: Clingendael Estate, The Hague, The Netherlands
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Ranked #10 of 54 Attractions in The Hague
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This little garden is magical. I visited right during the peak bloom time, on a dreary rainy day, and it was amazing. I came back three weeks later with other visitors, and it had lost some of its impact, as many things had peaked. Still a nice little visit, but I much preferred the dreary day where hardly anyone was... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Each year the Japanese Garden opens twice: in Spring and in Autumn. Enjoy the beautiful colours of fall, and enjoy the Rhododendrons flowering in Spring

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It's really beautiful if you like gardens. It's not as big as I wished it too be but still very enjoyable. Make sure it doesn't rain when you go because it's a outdoor garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The japanese garden in the park Clingendael in the Hague can be very beautful indeed but is completely dependent on the progression of the season leading up to the moment you choose to visit. The limited opening days are set to the same fixed dates year after year. Therefore the development of the gardens will vary hugely dependng on the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It's a really small garden and does not come close to a feeling of a Japanese garden to me. It has a lack of tranquility and atmosphere. I must say, I'm spoiled in this, because I've visited Japan several times and hence I know what a Japanese garden looks and feels like (to me). I prefer the one in Leiden... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

On one Sunday sunny afternoon, we visited the Clingendael park and it was a short 12 min cycle from the city centre. The place is very picturesque what omre with the autumn coloured leaves. We preferred to relax and relax by the park bench. There are other facilities like a petting zoo, children's playground and the famous Japanese garden which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We can recommend the garden, which is situated in Park Clingendael, which is a very beautiful park, especially on a Sunday afternoon. There are all kinds of animals for the kids and you can have a cup of tea in the cafe. The Japanese garden is only open a few weeks in the Spring and a few weeks in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We thought it was a bigger Japanese garden and were a bit disappointed that it was so small. Nice to visit it for a time but this is our personal opinion.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

After all the promotional reviews and articles in newspapers and on the city's website I decided to have a look on a sunny day in weekend. Once arrived I, as a garden enthusiast, couldn't say I was attracted to the garden and it's state of maintenance. I've seen far more attractive 'japanse' plants in nurseries, garden centres and private gardens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This park is beautiful but only accessible during a short period of time. So that's why I have a pro-tip. Before I share this tip I want to emphasize one thing: please RESPECT the plants and do not touch or step on it. The pro-tip: After closing hours you can easily climb over the bridge and sit inside the small... More 

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