Koekamp (Or: A glimpse of nature in the heart of The Hague)

I mentioned Koekamp, a park for red deer and fallow deer, a few weeks back. It’s less than a 5 minute walk from The Hague’s Centraal train station.

A look at the area. If you look closely, you can spot a deer behind the picnic table in the middle-left part of the photo.

They are very smartly taking a nap (this was just before lunch). If you can read Dutch, try the article Op de Koekamp ligt het oudste hertenkamp van Nederland from boswatchersblog.nl. Keep in mind the number of deer is artificially controlled (to prevent inbreeding, among other reasons), and not all deer can find a new home.

And lastly, here is a photo of some stags. Male red deer are apparently known as bucks, whereas fallow deer (known for their spots) are called stags.

And there is your cuteness for the day!

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