Landgoed Ockenburg in The Hague is a beautiful piece of nature with much to see and experience. The estate is located on the outskirts of the city and offers numerous opportunities for recreation and relaxation. In this blog we discuss the various activities and sights on the estate and how you can best reach them. Since this year we also have a gnome path in The Hague and I will tell you more about that later in this blog. First I want to let you know what else you can do here, so that it becomes a fun outing for young and old. So it is much more than just a day out with toddlers or preschoolers.
Walking and cycling on Landgoed Ockenburg
The estate is ideal for walking and cycling. Various walking and cycling routes have been mapped out that lead you past the most beautiful spots on the estate. For example, you can follow the green walking route that takes you through the forest and over the heath. Or opt for the blue walking route that takes you along the dunes and the beach.
Picnic on the estate
You can have a lovely picnic at Landgoed Ockenburg. There are several picnic areas on the estate where you can enjoy a snack and a drink in the natural environment. Bring your own picnic basket or buy something tasty at the adjacent tea house.
Play in the playground
For children there is a large playground on the estate where they can let off steam on the slides, swings and climbing frames. There are also several playground equipment specially designed for the little ones.
A sip and a bite
In the adjacent tea house you can enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee with something delicious. The tea house is located in an old farmhouse and has a cozy and authentic atmosphere. It is a perfect place to relax after a walk or bike ride. You can also go to the greenhouse for something tasty and there you also have a small play corner.
Kabouterpad The Hague
The gnome path on the Ockenburgh estate is a fun and adventurous walking route for children. The path is about 1 kilometer long and runs through the wooded area of the estate. During the walk, the children will pass various gnomes with a nice playground in the middle of the route. If you are looking for a gnome path in The Hague, then you should definitely visit the Ockenburgh estate.
Buy a leprechaun package
The gnome path starts at the entrance of the Ockenburgh estate on the Monsterseweg. In the greenhouse you can buy a kind of goodie bag for 5 euros to start on the gnome path. Of course this is also possible without this package, but the pointed hat made the experience for my stubborn toddler just a bit more real or something. The backpack contains, among other things, a magnifying glass, a red pointed hat, some questions, a pack of iced tea, a piece of fruit and a coupon to collect a cup of lemonade afterwards. Well worth it if you ask me.
An educational walk
The gnome path in The Hague is not only fun, but also educational. During the walk, the children learn all about nature. For example, they can discover which trees grow in the forest, how mushrooms grow and which animals live in the forest.
I think the gnome path on the Ockenburgh estate is suitable for children from 3 to 8 years old. After that it might be a bit less interesting. Although as an adult I also really enjoyed the walking tour. The walk takes about 1 hour and is suitable for children. The path is also accessible for prams and wheelchairs.
In short, the gnome path on the Ockenburgh estate is a fun and educational activity for children. It is a nice way to discover nature and enjoy a nice walk in the woods.
In principle, you do not have to purchase the gnome package because you can also follow the gnome path if you follow the gnome levels. We liked it for the experience anyway. We can go back soon, then we don’t buy a package again, but we take the pointed hat from home for a nice walk.
Landgoed Ockenburg is easily accessible by public transport. From The Hague Central Station, take tram line 3 in the direction of Loosduinen and get off at the “Ockenburgh” stop. From there it is about a 5 minute walk to the entrance of the estate. You can park your car in the parking lot at the entrance of the estate.
In short, Landgoed Ockenburg in The Hague is a beautiful location for a relaxing day in nature. Whether you want to walk, cycle, picnic or play, there is something for everyone on the estate. And with good accessibility by public transport and car, the estate is easy to reach.
If you come by car, you can put the address: Monsterseweg 2 in your navigation.
The parking space is not very big, so make sure you are on time. There are also a number of parking spaces at the greenhouse. Parking is free, which is somewhat unique in The Hague. If you live in the area, I would go by bike.
As far as I’m concerned, the gnome path The Hague is highly recommended. In any case, your little ones will enjoy it to the fullest.