De Pier of Scheveningen had the following to offer:
Van der Valk restaurant "De Pier"
Grand Cafe Le Pirate
Family Fun Centre "Schateiland"
Gret view over the Northsea
Sadly enough the Pier was closed on October 11, 2013 due to its condition (rotten wood and concrete).
We were in Scheveningen just once, in a sunny day of late August, when beaches in Portugal are starting the second half season.
I was not impressed - the beach is wide and well equiped, but the rough sea and dark water didn't invite us (nor anyone else).
I know - it's the risk of a first impression, but if that was the look in August...
At Sea Life you will find various fish and coral. It is interesting to see them.
The opening hours are from Monday to Sunday 10 am till 7 pm (the cashier will close one hour before 7 pm). In July and August it will be open from 10 am till 8 pm (the cashier will close one hour before 8 pm).
The price is:
Adult € 15
Kids € 10 (age 3 - 11 year)
Senior/people with a handicap € 13
When you did the boulevardtrain, you can get a discount ticket of 25%.
Be a tourist and take this small train. The train will start at the Pier and will last for about 30 minutes. You will see the harbour, old town and other touristic sightseeings.
The train will ride between April and October.
Go to Pathé (cinema) and see a movie!! Me and my parents went here the first night we were in Scheveningen. There were several movies that were shown. But we went to see Pirates of the Carabean part 4. It was in 3D. So we got a pair of glasses before we went in the room for the movie. The seats were really suitable and relaxed.
The entrance fee was € 11 per person. For the pair of glasses the fee was € 1 per glasses.
At the boulevard there are various things to do/see. You can walk around, seen & been seen, kids can take a ride in the caroussel/play in a little pool, dine/drink, look at a demonstration of a sport....
In Scheveningen you will find a huge beach. At the beach you can have a swim in the Northsea. Especially in the summer (on a sunny day) the beach is crowded with people. Trying to cool off. And to have a tan. But the beach is also nice to have a nice walk on it.
Scheveningen already had a lighthouse in 16th century and in 1875 the new twelvefold designed lighthouse (by Q. Harder) was realized here.
This red lithghouse has been built of cast iron ...
Climb it and you will have an amazing view around Scheveningen for sure!
You can walk in on Wednesday and Saturday and, somtimes on other days when lucky, ask all informations at the >>>
Neptunusstraat 90 - The Hague
Phone: 070 - 350 08 30.
To be reached:
Central Station tram line 9
Hollands Spoor Station tram line 9
Ask for the busstop Stevinstraat
For cars is very difficult to park, so some tips >>>
* Badhuiskade - Haringkade - around farm Stadsboerderij ’t Waaygat, Havenkade 75, you can park free !!!
* Find the parking area of the swimming-bath De Blinkerd, Seinpoststraat 150, (here you can park unlimitedly paying)
From here it is not that far to walk to the Lighthouse of Scheveningen
Along the Boulevard of Scheveningen you can see the "Sprookjes Beelden aan Zee" (Fairy Sculptures by the Sea). It is a terrace full of funny, bronze sculptures, designed by the New York artist Tom Otterness. The sculptures show fairy tales like Gulliver, Gretl & Hansel, Pinoccio and other.
It is a permanent exposition in Scheveningen, started in 2004 and all free to see the sculptures. The nice view at the Boulevard and the beach will make your walk even more pleasant, and you could visit the Museum Beelden aan Zee (Museum for Sculptures by the Sea) ...
It is the city of The Hague that offers art & culture, woods & ocean and beaches, antic monuments & modern architecture, royal events & down to earth festivals! But if you want to see a sand-castle you better build your own when "Single Masters Competition Scheveningen". Combat the professional sand sculptors ... or just watch these beautiful creations every year when summer begins. The year of 2005 one of the winners was a most beautiful created
S A N D - C A S T L E - Q U E E N
The former minesweeper Hr. Ms. Mercuur now is a museum ship mored in the 2nd Scheveningen harbour.
Easter till October 15:
Tu-Su: 10AM - 5PM
October 15 till Easter:
We, Sa & Su: 10AM - 5PM
15 oktober tot pasen
Entrance: Euro 2,50.
Along the beach there is a boulevard so you can walk along the beach and take in the fresh sea air. There are heaps of restaurants and cafes along the way where you can enjoy the beachside ambience.
I also recommend a walk on the Pier which has four extensions over the North Sea where you can go sunbathing, dine at the restaurant, see the "Underwater Wonderland" and the Circus Theatre which is used for concerts and other cultural events.
If you are traveling with kids or with a man, then you have to visit the old wooden warship in the second harbour of Scheveningen. Mercuur was built in the period 1952-54 by "Peterson Shipyards Inc Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin". The Marshall Plan in the early 50ths made it possible that the ship was taken over by the Royal Netherlands Navy under the name of Hr Ms Onverschrokken. The ship was first a minesweeper until 1972. Then it was rebuilt as a torpedo trial/tendership for the submarines. In 1987 the ship was decomssioned and ready for scrap, but instead it was turned into a museum.
Scheveningen is a modern seaside resort in The Hague with a long sandy beach, an esplanade, a pier and a lighthouse.
Night life centers on the movie and musical theaters, and seafront boulevard with its bars, restaurants, gambling and arcade hall.
Work on renewing the boulevard began end 2009, an operation that will last 2-3 years. Scheveningen seafront will be given a complete makeover by giving such buildings as the Kurhaus, the Palace Promenade complex and Sealife a more open character.
History: 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. The pier was completed in 1961.
VIDEO of my visit in May 2009:
There is alot to do on the pier besides walking and fishing! There are 2 levels, one of which is glassed in, and the other open to the wind and sea. There are shops, a lookout tower which you can bungy jump from, a restaurant with a casino on top, and more! This is situated right in front of the Kurhaus Hotel, a fantastic looking place.