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The Mound of Leidschenveen

Vrouw Avenweg, 2493 The Hague
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De Terp van Leidschenveen, Den Haag- foto Sake Witteveen
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The mound (Terp) from Leidschenveen is the name of the former mound for garbage in Leidschenveen and now partly serves as a noise barrier. Laurens Kolks and Dennis Lohuis designed a real work of art in 2009, The small white church on top of the mound.

De Terp van Leidschenveen, Den Haag, entreebrug - foto Sake Witteveen
De Terp van Leidschenveen, Den Haag, brug- foto Sake Witteveen
The Terp van Leidschenveen - entrance

The church has been reduced in size and is also empty inside. It has no particular function. The artwork is located on the Terp between the many busy streets and in the middle of a residential area. It's like going back in time to the old Dutch landscape between all the modern infrastructure in The Hague. It is a chapel made as a statement in which vacant churches become more normal.

De Terp van Leidschenveen, Den Haag, wandelpad naar kerkje- foto Sake Witteveen

Practical information De Terp van Leidschenveen in The Hague

The church cannot be viewed from the inside, be sure to go every hour when the clock strikes. Walk across the bridge, and then left is a path up. Once upstairs you can see the effect of what the artists had in mind. Experience the beautiful view for yourself!

De Terp van Leidschenveen, Den Haag- foto Sake Witteveen
De Terp van Leidschenveen, Den Haag, overzicht- foto Sake Witteveen