Sculpture garden Clingenbosch is situated on the Clingenbosch estate, a stone’s throw away from museum Voorlinden. More than 60 works by national and international artists can be admired here, including Antony Gormley, Henry Moore, Sol LeWitt, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Giuseppe Penone and Atelier Van Lieshout.
The sculpture garden is currently closed. Every year from May to October, the sculpture garden can only be visited on Thursday afternoons and when accompanied by a guide. As soon as tickets for the new season are available, we will mention it in our newsletter:Subscribe to our newsletter
The sculpture garden can only be visited accompanied by one of our skilled guides on Thursday afternoons from 3pm to 6pm from May to October 2024. You have to book a guided tour online in advance. After a brief introduction, you will be led through the sculpture garden on a more than two-hour walk past more than 60 sculptures. The guide will lead you on a more than 2-hour walk past more than 60 sculptures through the sculpture garden.
Please note that the walk is on mostly unpaved paths. A visit to the sculpture garden is therefore unfortunately not suitable for visitors with a walker or wheelchair. We also advise people with walking difficulties against visiting the sculpture garden.
© Antony Gormley 2022, Still Leaping, 1994, All Rights Reserved – Collection museum Voorlinden
Good to know
- The tour starts punctually at 3.00 pm. It is not possible to join later.
- The sculpture garden is not suitable for visitors using a walker or wheelchair. People with walking difficulties are advised against visiting the garden.
- Guided tours are standard in Dutch. Would you like a guided tour in English? Then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A guided tour in English is only possible for groups of 10 people or more.
- You cannot change or cancel your ticket. Refunds are not possible.
- You can come alone, with a small or large group (maximum 72 people). On site, we form groups of about 18 people per tour guide.
- The tour will take place in all weather conditions. Bring protective rainwear and/or an umbrella if necessary.
- Make sure you wear proper walking shoes and during the summer clothing that covers you up (long pants, long socks) to reduce the risk of tick bites.
- Children are of course welcome when accompanied by an adult. Please let us know their age group when booking, so that we might be able to adjust the tour accordingly.
- Dogs are not allowed.
- Participation is at your own risk. We have the right to refuse entry without giving reasons.
- Would you like to publish a text or photos of the sculpture garden? Ask permission in advance by emailing email@example.com.
© The Henry Moore Foundation, Sculptural object, 1960, All Rights Reserved, DACS c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2021 – Collection museum Voorlinden
History of the sculpture garden
The sculpture garden has been open to visitors since 1995. This was preceded by years of preparation with artists, curators and gardeners. Several artists, including English sculptor Antony Gormley and Dutch artist Armando, created sculptures especially for the sculpture garden.
The 25-hectare estate offers a varied landscape. The artworks are integrated into nature as much as possible, maximising the different facets of the forest. The locations of the sculptures are often determined in consultation with the artists. Over the years, the sculpture garden has expanded with new acquisitions, often commissioned. Flemish artist Berlinde De Bruyckere, for instance, created her first permanent outdoor sculpture for Clingenbosch sculpture garden.
Berlinde De Bruyckere, Lost in Lead, 2008-2011, 2010 – Collection museum Voorlinden
Header image: Sol LeWitt, 2 x 7 x 7, 1990 – Collection museum Voorlinden