Park Sorghvliet The Hague

Image by Helen Hartmann

Park Sorghvliet – An oasis in the city

This is almost a spot I didn’t share, because I feel a bit protective about Park Sorghvliet, it feels like our oasis in the city. It is quiet here and there are a bunch of rules on entering (no dogs, no picnics, no jogging), but as there are plenty of other parks in The Hague where you can do all of those things, I love that this walled garden is a bit strict with visitors. You also need to pay entrance; an annual card costs 7.50 for up to 3 people. The reason visitors are required to buy a card (not sold onsite but at the VVV shop in the central library or at Paagman) is to restrict the number of visitors and keep it quiet and to be able to maintain the special flora and fauna.

So what do you get for your money? Not much actually. There are no cafes, no playground for kids and not even a public toilet, and that my friends is the whole point. Back in the 17th century, when this was the estate garden of Mr Jacob Cats, the main purpose was to provide a place of peace and quiet, somewhere to forget about your worries; the name Sorghvliet comes from zorgen vlieden, which means to let your worries go.

Check in your troubles at the gate and take a time out (and why not offline!) in this  beautiful park.

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Details about this spot



Scheveningseweg 24, The Hague

Opening Times

Apr - Oct 09:00 - 18:00 daily


Year pass: € 7.15
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)