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    Panorama Mesdag

    by robertgaz Updated Mar 8, 2009

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    Panorama Mesdag is the biggest painting in the Netherlands.

    It's a 360 degrees artwork that's about 120m long, 14m high and was painted by Hendrik Willem Mesdag back in the 19th century.

    The scene is of the North Sea and the dunes of Scheveningen when it was still just a small fishing village.

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    De Scheveningen Pier

    by RoyJava Updated Sep 1, 2008

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    See De Scheveningen Pier and its 400 m. long strolling promenade (rebuilt in 1961), with 2 levels in the distance ... once, a long time ago, the hot trendy Scheveningen disco "Belle Amie" was here.

    Walk down "De Pier", a glassed-in, roofed over promenade pier in front of the Kurhaus. On the upper deck you can have a glorious walk in sun and wind. There are a lot of mini-shops and other attractions and amusements. Get a view from the lookout tower, try a Bungy-Jump with a lot of fun around. Or visit the Van der Valk restaurant for a cup of coffee or a full meal. There is the Pier Casino, situated on the floor above the restaurant De Pier (admission from 21 years and older, open daily from 10 am to midnight).

    The beach and boulevard of Scheveningen are famous, loved and visited the whole year round to numerous festivities, from a flying and firework festival to music events and sand-sculpture competitions. In August there are extra firework events, great to watch ...

    For sure you will have a good time wandering here, even in winter-time ... and walk over the promenade at roof-level, an amazing experience.

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    WEATHER

    by RoyJava Updated Jul 2, 2008

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    Holland is world-wide known for its rainy weather. So Scheveningen is absolutely the place to be when rains falls down, stormy weather comes around, or ice-cold temperatures reign. Don't get despaired! I'll tell you a lot of tourists just come for these circumstances.

    Even trendy fashion groups love to come to do their clothing photographs with the beauty of stormy weather in the background. Black clouds, teem with rain, heavy winds ... they love it all and create some gorgeous fashion pics. Ofcourse there can be dangerous moments. Don't worry, the police will watch and send you away when too risky, all of the ocean-tourists who wanna experience bad weather ... well, not bad in negative way ofcourse, just an experience one of the mysterious elements ;o)

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    Kurhaus

    by ealgisi Written Apr 12, 2008

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    Built in 1884 and after a big fire rebuilt in 1886.
    Designed by architect Johann Friedrich Henkenhaf and Friedrich Hebert. In 1975 it became a monument and was saves from demolition, and 1979 it has been renewed completly.

    Now it's the home of the Steigenberger Kurhaus Hotel.

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    Walk at the beach

    by ealgisi Written Apr 12, 2008

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    Take a nice walk alone the long beach in Scheveningen.

    During the day, if the wind if blowing hard enough you will see many people windsurfing or kitesurfing.

    Specially during sunrise and sunset and if the weather allows it, a lot of people are doing that, enjoining the great panorama and the smell of the sea.

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  • Health Spa

    by peavey Written Apr 12, 2008

    Kuur Thermen Vitalsee is located right on the boardwalk in Scheveningen. Tram 1 or 9 can take you to the boardwalk right from the train station in Den Haag. If you visit it I suspect that it will be one of the most relaxing experiences of your life. For one price admission you can spend the day in the pool, whirlpools, steam rooms, salt baths, herbal baths and saunas. Both the deck and the restaurant have beautiful views of the North Sea and the boardwalk. I will advise that this is a European style spa. I thought I would be uneasy about that, but this is a clean facility with a family oriented health atmosphere. I have been many times and am looking forward to my next visit in a few weeks.

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    Scheveningen Harbour

    by RoyJava Updated Oct 16, 2007

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    The place around Scheveningen Harbour (Scheveningen Haven) is getting more crowdy and popular by the tourists visiting this place. This fishing village of Scheveningen dates from the 5th century and somewhere in the 16th century the famous Flag Day - Vlaggetjesdag started. Still a very Scheveningen tradition, when all Scheveningen people come together on the quays to watch the decorated ships ...

    This Scheveningen Harbour used to be the inner harbour or second harbour of Scheveningen, close to the fish abatement. You may watch here some beautiful boats, excuse me, some great yachts ... so new investments in next future times already started and, will increase the popularity for sure.

    Public transport : -> tramline 8 from The Hague HS -> tramline 1 - 9 from The Hague CS. From The Hague south & Congresgebouw : -> busline 14.
    There is guarded bicycle store.

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    Scheveningen Port

    by RoyJava Updated Oct 16, 2007

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    Remember my opening-picture of the lighthouse? This is the same view, just with rough weather, angry ocean and huge waves at daylight. It is the area of the Southern Shores of The Hague, the Zuiderstrand - Pantai Selatan (Dutch & Indonesian translation). See the famous Scheveningen Pier at the background ...

    The place is magical, mysterious and, mystic. Wicca- and Druid-people come here to perform their rituals on Full Moon's night, we exercise our Satria Nusantara-sport here, the beach is a dog-friendly area, the beach parking-place is FREE (!) so you'll see the whole family for a nice picnic and, at the Cuisine (Kitchen) you can have a great meal, a cup of coffee, an icecream.

    Furtheron you'll find the nudist-beach part on a 15 minutes walk. A lot of surfers come here trying to control the huge waves, so I need no more to tell, do I? Maybe wathing the beautiful sunset during winter, summer, spring and autumn ... at Scheveningen Port (used to be first harbour of Scheveningen).

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    Fairytale sculptures

    by yumyum Updated Sep 10, 2007

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    These fairytale scultptures by Tom Otterness born in Witchita, Kansas in 1952 can be found along the promenade in front of the Beelden museum. The sculpture park was erected in 2004. The sculptor now lives in New York.

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    Watch the bungy jumping

    by yumyum Written Sep 10, 2007

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    At the end of the pier you will find the tower named "Bungy". From there you can bungy jump if you like. They even jump in very windy weather. The first jump costs Euro 55 (Sept. 07). There are extra charges for photos or T-Shirts etc.

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    SEA LIFE SCHEVENINGEN

    by RoyJava Written Sep 3, 2007

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    This is a must for children and ofcourse the grown-ups will have fun, too.

    Sea Life scheveningen does have more than 45 aquariums where you can watch a lot of fishes out of the North Sea. Don't think you will miss the colours of their tropical family because out of the Carribean there are some very colourful guest-fishes ...

    You can walk in the tunnel surrounded by the ocean-creatures, there is a lot to do when feeding time ... and it nice to know the Sea Life Scheveningen always has great exhibitions of international fame.

    Open:
    10.00 - 19.00 hrs
    10.00 - 20.00 hrs in August

    Children - 6,50 Euro
    Adults - 9,50 Euro
    Seniors - 8,50 Euro

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    Promenade

    by penumbra Written Jan 4, 2007

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    Even in the winter months Scheveningen is popular. A large part of that popularity is the pedestrian promenade that fronts the beach. On one side of the walkway is a beautiful view of the ocean; on the other, shops, cafes and restaurants. The trams and car parks are filled on the weekends with families that come out for a stroll and a coffee. By evening, the crowds have gone home and the seaside resort readies itself for another day.

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    Pier

    by penumbra Written Jan 4, 2007

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    Walking along the beach or promenade the eye is drawn to the Kurhaus on the landside and the pier on the seaside. This version of the pier was built in 1961 and extensively renovated in 1991. Supporting both an open and enclosed promenade deck, the pier hosts shops, games, a restaurant, casino and an 80m tower.

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    Vuurtoren – Lighthouse

    by penumbra Written Jan 4, 2007

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    The current lighthouse was built in 1875 and is 49m tall. Located at 52°07'N 4°17'E, this is one of 14 lighthouses along the Dutch coast, each with its own characteristic signal. The Scheveningen lighthouse flashes its light alternately every 2.5 and 7.5 seconds

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    Hotel Kurhaus

    by penumbra Written Jan 4, 2007

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    On my first visit to the Netherlands, I was talking to a Dutchman on the train from Schiphol to the Hague. I explained that I was going to be staying in a hotel in Scheveningen and he asked if I was going to stay at the Kurhaus. Knowing about the red light district in Amsterdam, you wouldn’t believe what I thought he’d said. I assured him that, no, I was going to be staying at a regular hotel, the Carlton Beach. As I was taking the tram through Scheveningen to the Carlton Beach, my colleague pointed out the impressive Kurhaus Hotel. Understanding dawned since he stressed the “K” which had been nearly silent before.

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