Scheveningen Travel Guide

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Scheveningen Highlights

  • Pro
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    tijs says…

     cool and relaxing clubs on north beach 

  • Con
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    RoyJava says…

     all crowded - parking problems - dangerous ebb-tides 

  • In a nutshell
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    martin_nl says…

     Excellent to hang out during day and evening. 

Scheveningen Things to Do

  • Beach

    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...

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  • CLOSED: De Pier

    De Pier of Scheveningen had the following to offer:Van der Valk restaurant "De Pier"Grand Cafe Le PiratePier CasinoBungy JumpingFamily Fun Centre "Schateiland"Gret view over the NorthseaSouvenir shopsSadly enough the Pier was closed on October 11, 2013 due to its condition (rotten wood and concrete).

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  • Sea Life part I

    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 € 15Kids € 10 (age 3 - 11...

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Scheveningen Hotels

Scheveningen Restaurants

  • Don't Miss The Fresh Seafood!

    De Dagvisser is a restaurant in between some others overlooking the 2nd inner harbour.At the end of the day is a relaxing spot with sun shining bright on the terrace.Indoors there are more tables, but the best people watching spot is outside.Atmosphere is relaxed with a mixed crowd and semi-professional personnel under the management of Sjanet...

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  • Masada

    On the second evening we went to Masada for dinner. They had the weekmenu which we were interested in: skewers with french fries. It was really nice.The price in July 2011 was:Cola/coke € 2.50Ice tea € 2.75Tonic € 2.50Weekmenu € 11.50 Weekmenu.

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  • Vitesse

    There are so many restaurants at the boulevard. Me and my parents had dinner on the first evening at Vitesse. There is a part where you can have a view over the sea/boulevard and a part back in the restaurant where you hardly have a view at the sea/boulevard. We sat at the part where you could see the sea/boulevard. I had the tuna with carots and...

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Scheveningen Nightlife

  • Holland Casino

    Take a chance and gamble! You can do that at Holland Casino. If you want, you can buy a try out package (do it in advance). For € 35 you buy this package. You will get a free drink/snack and some playing chips. Openinghour is: 10am till 3am daily. Look decent. Don't go in jeans/sloppy/swim wear, etc.

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  • Lets go Crazy

    This is a really fun place to visit. All serving staff can play music, sing, act, shout and dance!Ofcourse the blood-red piano is the star of the night!They started in Rotterdam in 1997 and opened in Scheveningen a bigger one that got immediately succes with their live music in USA Style.You can visit Crazy Pianos Scheveningen 7 days a week and...

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  • Stunning Sunset

    Anywhere on world's West-coast you may enjoy the most beautiful sunsets.So in The Netherlands enjoy a stunning sunset when you are in Scheveningen!It makes no difference if time is summer, spring, autumn, winter ...When good weather you will be watching a breath-taking going-down of Mr. Sun.You won't be disappointed ! ... ... ... ... ... ... ......

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Scheveningen Transportation

  • Tram

    The tram is the best option to visit Scheveningen. You don't have to look for parking space, which is also very expensive. The tram brings you fast to the beach of Scheveningen. Several tram lines have there terminus in Scheveningen.

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  • Local Public Transport

    From Scheveningen the following tram & bus lines connect to the neighbouring The Hague:1 Noorderstrand via The Hague Station Holland Spoor to Delft9 Noorderstrand via both The Hague train stations to Vrederust11 Scheveningen Haven to The Hague Station Holland Spoor12 Duindorp to The Hague Station Holland Spoor14 Noorderstrand to The Hague Uithof23...

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  • TO SCHEVENINGEN - BEACH RESORT

    Tram- & Bus-lines: >>>Tram-line 1: Delft-Den Haag CS-Madurodam-ScheveningenTram-line 8: Den Haag Vrederust-Station HS-ScheveningenTram-line 9: Den Haag Vrederust-Stations HS-CS-ScheveningenTram-line 11: Den Haag station HS-ScheveningenBus-line 14: Den Haag Berestein-ScheveningenBus-line 22: Leidschendam-stations Leidschendam-Voorburg...

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Scheveningen Shopping

  • Shopping by the sea

    At the boulevard you will find a small mall. It is called Shopping by the sea. There are a couple of sotres like Kruidvat and Hema. But also clothing/book stores. Whathever you would like to buy.

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  • Shopping During Rainy- & Winter Days

    When you visit The Hague & Scheveningen in winter-time, or the rain keeps you off the street, you still could have a great shopping-time in Scheveningen. The Palace Promenade, Scheveningen Bath, is roofed over completely, so you can shop in a comfortable way, without a drop on your head, during 7 days a week. The Palace Promenade provides a great...

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  • Off the beaten path

    The Kringloop Holland "Kringloopwinkel" is a second hand shop with a wide variety of goods.Amongst those also records, I found out after closing time :(Well, another reason to head for Scheveningen one more time. 2nd hand stuff. Low prices

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Scheveningen Local Customs

  • Horse riding

    Do you want to experience the beach in a different way in winter? In Scheveningen this can be done year round. Riding school the Fjorden paard offers horse riding trips for beginners and more advanced riders. The different routes lead you to the most beautiful spots Scheveningen has to offer.Stalhouderij Het FjordenpaardGevers Deynootweg 2012586...

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  • Sprookjes figuren aan zee

    New on the promenade from Scheveningen so much nice fairy-tale character..It is so nice to see this..when you go to Scheveningen is it a must..It is 500 meter from Kurhaus in Scheveningen..

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  • Sprookjes..

    New on the promenade from Scheveningen so much nice fairy-tale character..It is so nice to see this..when you go to Scheveningen is it a must..It is 500 meter from Kurhaus in Scheveningen..

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Scheveningen Warnings and Dangers

  • Dramatic Clouds At Beach

    Did you know flash floods can be very dangerous and causes deaths in a lot of countries? You won't have to live in mountain area to discover thunderstorms and its frequency and its severity. The lightning has been experienced by people each year and is upmost frightened, encountered a dangerous weather hazard.Scheveningen and other places along the...

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  • Ouch

    Yes, the trams can be dangerous. Their tracks cross roads, bicycle paths and sidewalks. For all their bulk, they’re quite quiet because they’re electric. They have their own traffic lights and often have the right-of-way. If you’re in the way of a tram, they’ll ring their bell at you. If you ignore the bell, you’ll hear a horn blaring at you. You...

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  • Bikes on the street

    In Holland roads bikes have the right on everybody and everything, usually they run on dedicated places at the side of roads, but it can happen that you find them on normal roads, specially in city center, so pay attention and watch carefully.

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Scheveningen Tourist Traps

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    Yep,... parking your car in Scheveningen is like HORROR!
    To park freely your car, that is totally impossible. You have to pay every day from 10.00 until 24.00 hrs. and even until 02.00 hrs at some places. It's annoying you have to pay every 30 minutes, or every hour, so come back in time! Otherwise you will get a ticket for sure!
    Unfortunately ...

    Unique Suggestions: That is why it is told you better seek for a garage!
    Most of the parking garages are open for the full 24 hours. 7 Days a week.

    * Parking Scheveningen Bad (Zwolsestraat) - 2030 places
    * Parking Nieuwe Parklaan (Nieuwe Parklaan) - 570 places
    * Parking Kurhaus (Gevers Deynootweg) 250 places
    * Zwartepad - 415 places
    * Strandweg (Boulevard) - 800 places

    Fun Alternatives: ...

    Psst, come some closer you ...
    Wanna know a little secret ?
    Find the Zeekant, just behind the Boulevard ...

    It is allowed to park there for 2 hours!
    And it is a remarkable fact for not many people know this small street ...
    So you can enjoy a Boulevard walk for 2 whole hours ...
    Keep it for yourself, as long as it last *LOL*

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Scheveningen What to Pack

  • 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)....

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  • Blown away...

    It can be very windy in Scheveningen. So in summer pack sunscreen, sunglasses and sunhat. For the rest of the year take a wind and rain proof with you.

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Scheveningen Off The Beaten Path

  • SCHEVENINGEN - 100st BIRTHDAY

    A Hooray for Scheveningen Harbour, too! Scheveningen celebrated its 100st birthday (since November 26, 1904). Scheveningen (the north-west part of The Hague) was proud, The Hague was proud ... with all kind of events.Visiting Scheveningen Harbour is more than pleasant. Go to Heaven 2 and see the Marina and its yachts, walk around and see the Museum...

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  • Special Sign Board

    Walking on the Boulevard of Scheveningen most people miss the special board sign where you can read and see how the tidal currents cause their strength.You can get an idea how unpredictable and very dangerous the sea-water can be!And where and when it is safe to swimm!The special sign has been specially designed on a wooden, prepared board because...

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  • Meeting Point

    See here a magnificent, white obelisk you cannot miss. It is the area of a little roundabout and familiar for meeting eachother which I never understood why.Yes, you do have some parking places here, and along the Zwarte Pad (Black Path, see above) you can park your car, too. Though you have to come very early in the morning and maybe when lucky...

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Scheveningen Sports & Outdoors

  • Horsing Around

    You see them once in awhile and you can be one of them. Stalhouderij Het Fjordenpaard can arrange to take you horse riding on the sand. Rides are available for beginners or advanced and occur on Sunday through-out the year as well as Friday from March until October. The route starts from the bus terminal Zwarte Pad behind the Carlton Beach Hotel...

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  • City Pier-City Run Marathon

    Scheveningen seen from Southern way. Or in other words; looking from a natural place at Scheveningen (the pier along the harbour) onto the cultural place, where all tourists enjoy the beauty of Scheveningen Pier, and support the around 16.000 participants of the City-Pier-City Loop/Run; an international half-marathon (10 kilometers) that takes...

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  • Water Surfing at Scheveningen

    Scheveningen is very popular by surfers. Many locals just walk with their boards from their homes to the beach or just have the board with them on their bicycles.With the right wind surfing can be much fun and the beach just North of the Scheveningen harbour entrance is the place for the surfers. Surfboard and wetsuit

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Scheveningen Favorites

  • Kurhaus

    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 ScheveningenGevers Deynootplein 302508 GR ScheveningenT +31 (0)70 4162636www.kurhaus.nl

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  • Beach, Boulevard and Pier

    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...

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  • 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,...

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