Kijkduin is the less known seaside resort of The Hague. Most beach lovers visit the beach of Scheveningen, but the beaches of Kijkduin are only 30 bicycle minutes away to the west. The beach is known as as a friendly family beach, where parents read a book on the sand while their children enjoy the surf.
Shopping and dining
Kijkduin has a shopping centre that is open seven days a week. Shop for fashion and jewellery in small boutiques, shoe shops and fashion stores, look for memorable souvenirs in gift shops and furniture shops or treat yourself to some of the delicacies sold by butchers, specialised bakeries and cheese shops.
Enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants along the promenade of Kijkduin while taking in the sunset and the rushing of the sea in the background. Kijkduin offers cuisines ranging from Mexican to French and from Italian to Dutch, but you can also enjoy pancakes at Klein Seinpost or Poffertjeshuis Kijkduin.
Activities in Kijkduin
Kijkduin has more than a beach. Children can have fun in the 'Atlantis' play boat, the lighthouse or the ‘Het Hemels Gewelf' artificial crater. Standing, sitting or even lying down in the Hemels Gewelf makes you look at the universe with different eyes. On Saturdays and Sundays children can visit the Jutterskeet Kijkduin, where they are introduced to the life of a beachcomber by Uncle John.
Kijkduin is an ideal starting point for delightful walks and bicycle trips. Various routes run directly through the Hague dunes, the agricultural Westland and towards The Hague city centre. You'll soon feel the holiday sensation in Kijkduin.