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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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    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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    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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    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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    Kurhaus Hotel

    by Nathalie_B Written Mar 31, 2004

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    No, it's not a mistake, this tip should be among the must see activity ones. Kurhaus Hotel is located right on the boulevard and its a real attraction in Scheveningen.
    I'm sure you'll like the architecture, it is a very impressive building, and don't forget to take a look inside, it's like visiting a museum ;-)

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    Scheveningen

    by robertgaz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

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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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    Beelden aan Zee Museum

    by Nathalie_B Updated Mar 31, 2004

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    A nice museum on the dunes that serves as temporary home for paintings and sculpture collections. The museum itself can't be seen from the boulevard but the face-sculpture in the dunes will definitely catch your attention.
    The museum has both in and outdoor pavillions, make sure to check them all.
    Admissions 6 Euro

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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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    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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    The fishing fleet is in...

    by robertgaz Updated Sep 2, 2006

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    Scheveningen originally started as a small fishing village but has now grown to a full blown holiday seaside resort.

    The Dutch love their raw herring so the hardy folk of Scheveningen brave the unpredictable North Sea weather to satisfy their fishy appetites.

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    The old lighthouse

    by Mique Updated Aug 22, 2004

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    In summer you can apparently climb the lighthouse. I've been plannign to do that for a long time but have still not gotten round to do it. It doesn't help that it can only be done during summer and on wednesday- and saturday afternoons. Though i really want to do it. Just to find out what the view is from up there.

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    Kurhaus

    by Mique Written Jun 5, 2003

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    This used to be a very classy resort for people to come to when visiting Scheveningen in the 19th and early 20th century.

    Now it is a hotel and it has a very nice terrace on the sea side where it is very nice to sit and drink coffee

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    Museum Beelden aan zee

    by tijs Written Jun 15, 2003

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    Sculpture museum

    In the year 1826 king Willem I built a little palace or pavilion on the top of the dune just behind the sea, for his weak wife queen Wilhelmina. She could find resat and fresh air at this place. Nowadays this building houses the museum Beelden aan zee. The special thing is, that the museum is actually built under and around the pavilion. From the boulevard you anly see the little palace with a dune around it, but from the other side you can see a very modern building that houses the museum. Architect Wim Quist created a building that excists of two half circles, that form 10 exposition rooms for sculptures. A part of the exposition is permanent: it's a collection of modern sculptures about the shape of the human being.
    Other parts of the collection are abstract art, figurative art, surroundings art, minimal art enz. A large part of the museum is reserved for tomporary expositions, like the famous Polish sculptures of Abakanowicz

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    Museumship Hr Ms Mercuur

    by tijs Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Mercuur warship

    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.

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