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Sculpture garden Clingenbosch

Sculpture garden Clingenbosch is situated on the Clingenbosch estate, a stone’s throw away from museum Voorlinden. More than sixty works by national and international artists can be admired here, including Henry Moore, Sol LeWitt, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Carel Visser and Atelier Van Lieshout. Guided tours take place every Thursday from May to October from 15.00 to 18.00 hours. Tickets cost €25.00 per person.

Visiting address sculpture garden Clingenbosch

Dennenlaan 9
2244 AK Wassenaar

+31 (0) 70 512 1660
beeldentuin@voorlinden.nl

Please note: sculpture garden Clingenbosch has a different address than museum Voorlinden and can only be visited under supervision of a guide.

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Program

From May to October, the sculpture garden can be visited on Thursday afternoons from 15.00 to 18.00 hours under the guidance of one of our competent guides. After a short introduction, a walk of more than two hours will take you past more than sixty sculptures. We end the afternoon with a snack and a drink. Attention: this is an intensive walk on mostly unpaved paths. The sculpture garden is therefore not suitable for visitors with a walker or wheelchair. We also advise against participation by people with walking difficulties.

Henry Moore

What you should know

  • Both groups (max. 75 persons) and individual visitors are welcome. Visitors will be divided in groups of approximately 15 persons per guide.
  • Alteration or cancellation of your reservation is not possible. Please note that we make no refunds.
  • Tours take place under all weather conditions. In case of rain, think about raincoats and umbrellas.
  • The sculpture garden is not accessible for visitors in a wheelchair or Zimmer frame. People who have a walking disability are dissuaded from participation.
  • We recommend wearing walking boots, and clothing that covers arms and legs to avoid tick bites.
  • Children are welcome. Please announce in advance if children will participate, so we try to arrange a special kids tour.
  • Dogs are not allowed.
  • Participation is at own risk.
  • In case you want to publish a text or picture of the sculpture garden, you need to ask permission by sending an email to beeldentuin@voorlinden.nl.
  • We keep the right to refuse requests and/or entry, without further statement.

History

The sculpture garden was opened to visitors in 1995. Years of preparation with artists, curators and gardeners preceded this. Various artists, including the English sculptor Antony Gormley and the Dutch artist Armando, were approached to make a sculpture.

The 25-hectare estate offers a varied landscape. The works of art have been integrated into nature as much as possible, thus optimally reflecting the various facets of the forest. The locations of the sculptures have often been determined in consultation with the artists. Over the years, the sculpture garden has expanded further with new acquisitions, which have often been commissioned. For example, the Flemish artist Berlinde De Bruyckere created her first permanent outdoor sculpture for sculpture garden Clingenbosch.