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Address: Clingendael Estate, The Hague, The Netherlands
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Amazing place

This is an amazing garden. The variety in plants is amazing and if you are here on a (sometimes rare) moment that's a little less busy, it can be a breathtaking place to relax. If... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing garden. The variety in plants is amazing and if you are here on a (sometimes rare) moment that's a little less busy, it can be a breathtaking place to relax. If you have a chance to go here, don't hesitate.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the best preserved Japanese looking public garden of the Netherlands. It's packed with all kinds of Japanese garden elements..therefore, it feels a bit too busy.. but absolutely enjoyable! It's open two times a year, be sure to check the website for opening times and saturday events

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous park that is usually only open at certain months of the year. Families, couples, people with dogs etc love it and if you`re a fan of photography it`s a great place to practice or try out your gear. Beautiful colours!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I had not set out specifically to find this garden just happened to pass the large estate on a walk & decided to investigate. Was very pleasantly surprised to find an outstanding small japanese garden inside the large grounds of this estate. Was hard to take a bad picture in this garden as was so pretty & well done. Walking... More 

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Thank Jan I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Japanese garden is insise landgoed Clingendael, indeed the garden is pretty small, but very special with planten and trees from Japan likes maples, cherry trees, rhododendrons.... Really nice garden in Japan style, stone ornaments, bridges, ponds... and a Japanese wooden house in the center of the garden. The garden only open for visitors a few weeks in spring and autumn.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

A very peaceful relaxing location which has pleasant walks and ornaments round the garden. As it was October the garden does not have the beauty of flowers in bloom so would no doubt be better visited in late spring. Combined with the Clingendael park a very attractive and worthwhile free visit

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This garden is very beautiful. Small and unique. We were lucky because we changed the date at sunny days to go there.

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Thank K Thazin K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This place is overrated, I am so glad I did not pay to get in. It is over-crowded, not spectacular and just basics. Other parts of the parks are worth seeing as they are 10 times prettier.

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Thank Zhané C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

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 undertook several voyages by ship to Japan. She brought back to the Netherlands a number of lanterns, a water cask, sculptures, the little bridges and possibly the... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

The Japanese garden is an ideal photo opportunity, and requires good sunny weather for the best photo shots. You are often in the company of several camera men and women. Having a good number of visitors around you may be distracting as photographer. The garden offers coloured leaves, a few ponds and the occasional Japanese garden scenery and garden ornaments.... More 

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