Pier Scheveningen is not the biggest attraction of the area, but definitely the place that suffered the most.
The Pier used to be infront of the Kurhaus but was removed to where it is now because it was spoiling the view from the hotel. It makes no profits and has no money for renovations, although the owners plan to build a hotel on the, what they call, island.
It costs one Euro to walk on the pier all the way to the Bungy jumping tower and the restaurant and casino. On the way there you'll have a chance to take pictures from the balcony, to shop in suvenir stores while you're kids are enjoying lego games.
Useful phone numbers
The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom in addition to their other emergency numbers.
Here are some useful phone numbers that you might need while in Netherlands:
Police (non-urgent): 0900-8844
In spite of Scheveningen is not big town there are several churches. So the church life is everywhere. There are some classic church that are usual in style, but some are very modern like that one you see on the picture. It is situated in Jurrian Kokstraat.
Signs on the beach
On the beach you will see big signs, picturing a sheep, a ball, a doll, ... The purpose of these signs is that small children don't get lost so easily. If the parents show them at which sign they are sitting, the child will easily find its way back.
Day & Night
Scheveningen is a truely beach resort even in wintertime. And it is quite expensive so it should be waisted money for not bringing your own suitcase and bags ... For summertime bring your beachwear, lightweight cotton clothing, a nice shirt for the evenings and proper shoes when you want to visit the Casino (casual is fine, no sport clothes).
Ofcourse the modern times brought some changes. February, March, April and May may be the driest months. June and October are typically wet months. Though it can be opposite of this info, too! So donot forget to bring a raincoat and umbrella and a sweater for in the evenings (when freezingly cold).
For wintertime it can be realy cold and windy, so be prepared for it. Sunglasses, sun-protection cream, tissues, (wet towels). Pharmacy is open on Saturday & Sunday (see any phonebook). In Scheveningen there are some great shops to buy photo equipment, films are about the same price, and for digital photographs you can find plenty of digital photo-shops.
local voltage - 220V AC 50Hz It is well-known there are more sunny hours on the coast than there are inland. So >>>
bathing clothes, towel and sun-tan
a cooler bag for drinks (going to the parks, dunes and beach)
You can get a map of The Hague at the police stations.
There are a lot of sports to do in Scheveningen, get some informations so you will know what to bring ... area code > 31 70
Banks 09.00-16.00 Mon-Fri
Offices 08.30-17.00 Mon-Fri
Shops 09.00-17.30 Mon-Sat (many shops open till 21.00 on Thurs)
time zone - GMT+1hr
Scheveningen loves its tips (even not necessary), a 15% service charge is normally added to the bill. So it is customary to leave small change, and to give small tips to porters and taxi drivers.