Welcome to the site of Open Heritage Days Wassenaar

Wassenaars ‘best kept secret’ is its wealth in heritage. Every year on the second Saturday of September, some of it is open to the public on the National Open Heritage Day.  For the Foundation Open Heritage Day Wassenaar this day is more than a sum of monuments to be visited. All these monuments together tell the social, economic and cultural history of our beautiful village and that is a fascinating story.

Pleasant Places is this years national theme of the Heritage Day. A theme that is exemplary for the history of Wassenaar. Already in the 17th Century, wealthy townsmen bought large rural plots in Wassenaar for leasure. In summer it was more pleasant to stay in this lush village near the coast than in warm and stinky towns like The Hague. In the 19th Century Prince Frederik der Nederlanden bought many of these estates. He linked them to one another by means of a leisurely park route with curiosities along the way. We invite you to ride along this route or otherwise you may want to discover one of the other special monuments in Wassenaar. In any case, we wish you a pleasant day!

Preferably come by bike. Parking is not always possible Information stand at the Library, Langstraat 40

Participants 2019

The national theme of Open Heritage day 2019 is Arts and Entertainment.

In 2019 the following Monuments will likely participating:

Village center, guided tour

Guiding tours every 30 minutes. Registration on site or via website.

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Village church 👍

Plein 3 Open from 11.00-17.00hrs

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Baljuwhuis’ gardens

Plein 1

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Shed Gang 10 👍

Open from 11.00-17.00hrs

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Basement Just Haasnoot

Open from 11.00-17.00hrs

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Corn-mill Windlust

Korenmolen Windlust Open from 11.00-17.00hrs Attention: due to fire regulaties, only limited access in guided tours.

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Miller’s house, Art Group Wassenaar

Molenplein 10a Open from 11.00-17.00hrs

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St. Willibrordus church 👍

Kerkstraat 77

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Meyland

Backershagenlaan 19 Open from 11.00-17.00hrs

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De Goede Herder Church

Stoeplaan 4 Open from 10.00-17.00hrs

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Kieviet church 🕰

Oranjelaan 2 Open from 11.00-17.00hrs

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Wilhelmina public garden👍🕰

Every full hour guided tour 11.00-17.00hrs

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Bunker complex Rijksdorp

Acces via van der Doeslaan 3. Open 11:00-17:00hrs.

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Manor Ruijgrok👍

Oostdorperweg 201 By bicycle the manor is easily accessible. Due to maintenance it is only accessible from the Hogeboomseweg. Open from 11.00-17.00hrs

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Manor Johanneshoeve

Oostdorperweg 208 Open 11:00-17:00hrs

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Villa Maarheeze

Rijksstraatweg 675 Guided tours every hour, Registration on site or via this website.

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Waalsdorpervlakte

Ongoing tours starting at the monument,registration on site. Parking next to the sports- grounds at the Buurtweg or the parking area next to the N440 ( both ca. 1 km).

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Klein Haesebroek🚪

Schouwweg 106 Attention:Admission only through registration via website. Limited availability.

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Baljuwhuis 👍🚪

Plein 1 Attention: Admission only through registration via website. Limited availability.

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Explanation of symbols:

👍 This monument is classified as heritag by the inhabitants of Wassenaar check www.wassenaarsemonumenten.nl/erfgoed
🚪 Limited access, check the page of the monument
🕰 Alternate opening times, check the page of the monument