The Hague  gemeente is inviting residents to ‘discover’ the city’s woods, parks, dunes and country estates this  autumn with walks in Zuiderpark or  Westduinpark, a special walk through the Japanese Garden or a workshop on edible nature.

Recently The Hague was named the ‘greenest city in the Netherlands’  and the gemeente would  like  residents to experience the city’s nature and its beautiful autumn colors for themselves.

The walks and workshops shall  begin during the autumn school break (14 to 22 October). The IVN (Instituut voor natuureducatie en duurzaamheid) will organise walks for young and old in different woods  and parks. A mushroom expert will take you to the Haagse Bos and a guide will take you through the downtown area and talk about The Hague’s history and parks. During a workshop you will learn all about edible nature.

The programme concludes on 4 November with a nature work day in the Scheveningse Bosjes. You can pitch in and make the woods  even more attractive to certain animal and plant species. Go to to see an overview of all the activities and to register.

Also  residents can win a prize if they share their best photo or film of  The Hague autumn  with the gemeente.  Just take a photo or film  of your favorite green spot in The Hague and tell the gemeente why it is your  favorite  place! The most beautiful and original submissions can win great prizes. Go to for more information. The deadline is Friday, 27 October.