Summer walking and biking tour new on Buitenkunst website online

The Hague, June 16, 2022

Around Zuiderpark and Reconstruction Art Escamp online

From Thursday, June 30, two new routes for those interested in outdoor art can be downloaded for free from the website Buitenkunst Den Haag ( This time with special attention for district Escamp; an extensive area with some ninety sculptures. A pleasant walk through the Zuiderpark and a varied bike ride through the district will lead you past a number of exceptional works of art. Along the way you come across beautiful reliefs in old and new settings as well as a monumental statue of a horse where the rider almost falls off his back. And a large colorful 'vegetable head' that spouts water on sunny days. Each one of these works of art has its own story to tell.

The Orchard, Dora Dolz, 2010. Photo: Ralph Kämena.


The fact that so much art can be found in Escamp has to do with the time in which this district was built. Due to the housing shortage after World War II, new districts were erected to the west of the city center: Moerwijk, Bouwlust, Vrederust, Morgenstond were built in quick succession. The so-called percentage regulation applied to new buildings, whereby 1% of the building costs were earmarked for art.

Via the website the walk and bike tour are available to everyone free of charge. You can follow the routes digitally on your mobile. Or print out a map with the route before you leave. Each route is a pdf for download. The routes are bilingual (NL/EN).

Summer Activities
A printed edition of the walk in the Zuiderpark has been made especially for this summer. A handy folding map with route and explanation will be available in early July at various locations in and around the Zuiderpark.

On 3, 9, 10 and 16 July you can cycle along the art in the Zuiderpark and Escamp with guide Piet Vernimmen. Costs: €4,25 p.p. Register via: or

More about
In the summer of 2021, Stroom Den Haag, commissioned by the municipality, launched a website with extensive information about all the artworks on the street in the city. Meanwhile, almost all outdoor artworks from all city districts can be found on the site and the counter stands at over 540 sculptures. This number is still growing, partly thanks to the help of the public.

To introduce more people to the wealth of outdoor art in The Hague, Stroom will be developing a series of walking and cycling routes in the coming years. Rondje Centrum was the first in that series. On 20 December 2021 this walk along art in the heart of the city was launched. Around the holidays alone it was used by over 900 people. Future routes will unlock outdoor art in other parts of the city or around a special theme.