THURSDAY 29 AUGUST

Mid day 4,5 hour visit to country estate Ockenburgh, The Hague, including lunch

Around 1650 the poet and physician Jacob Westerbaen cultivated the wild dune landscape south of The Hague and founded Landgoed Ockenburgh.The estate was designed in the formal classicist landscape style. The kitchen gardens he created laid the groundwork for the famous Westland market garden industry. Around 1840 the formal garden was turned into a landscape garden.

Later the estate was merged with the adjacent Santvoort Estate. Having had many destinations, the future of the estate seemed uncertain for many years, until in 2012 three local residents came up with a plan to preserve and develop the estate, based on voluntary participation by neighbours and interested persons, contributing their time, knowledge, materials, or money. This citizen’s initiative, supported by the municipality, became a huge success. One of its promotors, Petra Brekelmans, has agreed to guide the participants around the estate.

Lunch and transport will be provided during this excursion.




Price:                     € 45,00 including VAT 
Including transport to Ockenburgh and back, coffee/tea and lunch, English speaking guide for the tour

Leave: from Carlton Ambassador Hotel The Hague                10.30 AM

Return: at Carlton Ambassador Hotel in The Hague:                15.00 PM