Together with the Pier the Kurhaus hotel is one of the best known attractions in Scheveningen. The hotel and restaurant Kurhaus was opened in 1886.
Kurhaus hotel Scheveningen
Gevers Deynootplein 30
2508 GR Scheveningen
T +31 (0)70 4162636
Scheveningen is a district of The Hague, a well-known seaside resort with a long sandy beach, an esplanade, a pier, and a lighthouse.
In 1818, Jacob Pronk constructed a wooden building on a dune near the sea, from where people could bathe from four separate rooms. It marked the start of Scheveningen as a bathing resort. Since then, Scheveningen has attracted numerous tourists from all over Europe, notably from Germany.
The boulevard is the centre point of Scheveningen. With its many restaurants, bars and shops there is always something to see or do. Sit on one of the benches and enjoy the beautiful view over the North Sea.
The light house has the monument status and exists since 1875. The light house is 49 meters high and is nowadays still used to warn the boats of the coast line.
The Pier is one of the best known attractions in Scheveningen. The view is amazing, especially on a clear day. For everyone visiting Scheveningen, the Pier is a must see!
You can watch my min sec Video Scheveningen out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.
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
If you're looking for a special restaurant while visiting The Hague or Holland, then try visiting the IENS web-site, a member based on-line restaurant guide in both English and Dutch.
Search by location, rating or cuisine. It's user friendly and maps are also available! Bon appetit!
Below few words that you can use while traveling in Holland:
good morning = goedemorgen
good afternoon = goedemiddag
good evening = goedenavond
see you = tot ziens
see you soon = tot gauw
yes = ja
no = nee
maybe = misschien
are you sure? (of it) = ben je daar zeker van?
of course! = natuurlijk!
thank you (formal) = dank U wel
thank you (informal) = dank je wel
thanks (casual) = bedankt
please (polite) - also: here you are = alstublieft
Mr. and Sir = meneer (mijnheer)
Mrs. and Ma'am = mevrouw
Miss = juffrouw
have fun = veel plezier
happy dreams = welterusten
bless you = gezondheid!
have a nice meal = eet smakelijk!
coffee = koffie
tea = thee
milk = melk
whipped cream = slagroom
sugar = suiker
coffee with milk = koffie verkeerd
bred = brood
cheese sandwich = broodje kaas
ham sandwich = broodje ham
french fries = friet
sea = zee
beach = strand
lake = meer
bicycle = fiets
train = trein
airplane = vliegtuig
bus = bus
auto = auto
departure = vertrek
arrival = aankomst
bedroom = slaapkamer
bed = bed
pillow = kussen
blanket = deken
bath = bad
bathroom = badkamer
towel = handdoek
very good (food) = erg lekker
Scheveningen is located at the western coast-line of Holland, so you can watch here the famous Dutch sunsets ... really, please do believe me :o)
I love to be around and wait for the Scheveningen sunset, which was in 2006 sublime!
If you walk on the Pier (it is free!) you may enjoy the beautiful sunset light shining all over the beach.
Fondest memory: When the weather is good the view is so beautiful. The sharpness in focus is gorgeous and the famous colours of any sunset will show up here, too, in Scheveningen ...
Just love it!
Old legends tell about divine goddesses and heroic guys which you still can read in amazing myths and legendary sagas.
Because of my studies and research about the Goddess-myths I love to read about these subjects, always looking for more ...
Fondest memory: So it is not that odd my eyes get drawn to divine goddesses ... and heroic guys.
Well, actually those who do look like the great legendary guys, too! Even on a poster along the Scheveningen Boulevard ... I could not resist taking a picture of it, ...
Just one step behind the Circus-Theatre and next to the Casino, Scheveningen, you can find the Lourdes Church (O.L. Vrouwe van Lourdes Kerk). Within in the hectic centre of Scheveningen a good friend told me about this spot. Besides the Old Church of Scheveningen there is this "oldest area" of Scheveningen, where the fisher-women gathered for a pray to heaven to bring back their loved-ones form the wild sea ...
Fondest memory: The name of Lourdes Church and it so peaceful Lourdes Grot (Cave) must have been turned up after the Bernadette of Lourdes myth. A lot of travellers come here to pray for a good trip on their way, or light a candle. There is a Maria-statue, pure white, in a corner and, when the light comes in at a particular time through the glass windows in the roof (midday), the light will shine right at the statue. It has been lightened up for now, though when I am there for a little meditation I can imagine how people get surprised by the sudden light coming in from up heaven ...
A friend of me could not resist the peaceful candles at one of my fondest spots ...
Favorite thing: The Beelden aan Zee museum hides just behind the dunes midway between the pier and the harbor. To help entice visitors to the museum, they put out some artwork on the dune visible from the promenade. My favorites are the 23 statues of fairytale figures created by New York sculpture Tom Otterness. The largest of the statues shows the proper way to eat a herring.
Favorite thing: Each year Scheveningen hosts an International Sand Sculpture Festival in May. Teams of three to five professional sand carvers from around the world compete against each other.
Good start links
The name of the place speaks for itself. It is all about sea life, so be ready to see creatures like fish, shark, octopus, crubs, turtles, sea horses...... too many to mention.
Address: Strandweg 13
Telephone: 070 35 42 100
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.
Along the beach in Scheveningen you have signs like this very 200 meters or so one that people can use as orientation. And they're especially designed so kids can remember them as well.
Underneath the apple is a space where companies can advertise..
Every year teams of different firework producers of several countries compete to be the best in this yearly contest. Especially good when the weather is very nice and it is dry nut if not it usually is fun too.
This year it is held from the 13th of august till the 16th of august 2003.
On 22.00 and 23.00 a 15 minute firework presentation will be held from the Pier.