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Japanese Garden

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Address: Clingendael Estate, The Hague, The Netherlands

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this is a lovely little garden but not open very long. however if you are here when it is open it is a must.

Reviewed 11 December 2016
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

this is a lovely little garden but not open very long. however if you are here when it is open it is a must.

Thank gruen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 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.

Thank Thomas T
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

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

Thank Simon d
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

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!

Thank Noemi N
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 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 

Thank Jan I
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Reviewed 26 October 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.

Thank Tran K
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 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

Thank A H
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Reviewed 23 October 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.

Thank K Thazin K
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Reviewed 17 October 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.

Thank Zhané C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 September 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 

Thank Jerome R

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