Mon–Thu: 9:00am – 10:00pm
Fri–Sun: 9:00am – 11:00pm
Disabled accessible bathrooms and nappy changing room are on the first floor of the Bottle House
HOW TO GET
OPPORTUNITIES FOR VISITORS WITH DISABILITIES
Guide dogs are welcome
Disabled accessible toilet is set behind the Kids' Playground
New Holland is a civilized, public space. We are open to everyone, but with that, we expect adherence to certain rules and guidelines. Sometimes a little seriousness helps us all to have fun, without the hooliganism.
For the Enjoyment of Everyone
Behind the fence there is an active construction site. While we ourselves sometimes feel the temptation to take a shortcut through the yard, we all must remember safety comes first. The public part of the island is a lot more interesting — trust us.
Around the island you’ll notice people in uniform: they are here to keep peace and ensure everyone’s safety. You can come to them for help, but they may have some requests of their own for those who have gotten a little too fired up.
Yes, it’s lovely that you can just lie down in the grass, find a seat, have a bite to eat or enjoy a little conversation. But that’s not all you can do on the Island ...
... At the info point, you can rent frisbees, checkers and chess, or equipment for ping-pong, pétanque, or badminton. Go have yourself a ball.
...Or, alternately, pick up a new skill: paint on canvas, perfect your splits or Siddhasana pose, learn English, or try out a few salsa steps — all of this is possible through the Island’s offering of public workshops and classes.
...The park features several kiosks selling food. There you can also pick up plates and utensils, which we kindly ask that you dispose of in the bins after you’ve finished.
In any unclear situation, please refer to the Island administration, whom you can always find at the Info Center. There you’ll also see a little blue mailbox ready and waiting for your letters, comments and confessions.
To Avoid Any Unpleasantness
We have tried to do everything we could so that you can just stretch out on the Island’s grassy lawns without the fear of broken glass or other debris. We would be very grateful if you could help us by throwing everything that looks like trash into the trash bins.
We are happy for our guest to have picnics in the park. But please do not bring glass bottles or alcohol to the island's territory.
Along the perimeter of the island is a picturesque and intriguing old building. It’s certainly lovely to gaze upon it from the canals. But we have to remember, little kids find everything fascinating, especially those places where they aren’t allowed. Please, keep an eye on your kids.
On the sunniest of days, you may encounter a line at the gate. In the interest of safety, everyone has to pass through a security check, and we have to cap off admission to ensure that no more than 3,500 people are on the island at any given moment.
If you are lucky enough to have a yacht or a jet ski, please dock them in a convenient spot outside the island — the pond and canals are closed for cleaning.
Smoking and using e-cigarettes is allowed in dedicated areas, where you won’t find children or people averse to tobacco smoke. There you can at last take shelter from the disapproving sneers of those advocates of healthy lifestyles. Follow the familiar signs.
Do feel free to take photographs and videos for your own use. But any commercial, artistic or other type of professional shoot must be approved by the management. We wouldn’t want New Holland serving as the backdrops for anything less-than-flattering.
The park is a pedestrian zone. We kindly ask that you leave all bicycles, scooters, hoverboards and other means of transportation at the bicycle parking station. Exception is made for children under six years old.
There is no need to move the benches and tables for ping-pong. They are in their right place, and there couldn’t be a better one.
If you are lucky enough to be under 14 years old, then you need to have an adult come with you on the island.
We all love pets, but we ask you not to use New Holland as a place to walk them. Kindly leave your cats and dogs off the Island.
New Holland Island is a historical complex. Now picture yourself in the Hermitage, sitting alongside a microscopic supervisor under a bonnet. Please do everything you can to ensure that your exquisite speech does not wake her or rile her up.
Art and creativity has its place — in the Pavilion: the historical buildings and wooden structures on the Island are not meant for self-expression.