Paleistuin (palace garden) is one of The Hague's hidden gems. This romantic park with flowerbeds, fountains, hedgerows and ponds lies directly behind Noordeinde Palace. Every day the inhabitants of The Hague gather in this quiet oasis. On warm days, adults seek shade amongst the trees, children play in the grass and amorous couples enjoy a picnic in the park.
- Go for a picnic in the Palace Gardens.
- Go for a walk through this romantic garden.
- And don't forget to check out Noordeinde Palace.
Garden of Noordeinde Palace
Paleistuin park was laid out in 1609 as a garden of Noordeinde Palace. Nowadays, it is a quiet city park where you can go for a walk past scenic beauty and a collection of works of art.
Immediately next to Paleistuin park are the Royal Stables. This listed building houses, among other items, the Golden Carriage of the Royal Family. Unfortunately, the Royal Stables are not open to the public, but you can still come close to it in Paleistuin.
Picnicking in Paleistuin
A picnic in Paleistuin park is one of the nicest ways to enjoy this city park. Diagonally across from the entrance of Paleistuin, you will see Van Prinse & Co., an establishment where you can pick up a picnic basket. Paleistuin is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset.