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Scheveningen International Fireworks Festival


Visit the Fireworks Festival in Scheveningen and see the most gorgeous of fireworks shows.

  • The annual Fireworks Festival is held in August.
  • Enjoy wonderful fireworks shows 4 nights in a row.
  • The Fireworks Festival is an international competition and a huge spectacle.

Every year the International Fireworks Festival in Scheveningen draws tens of thousands of visitors. In the course of the festival several countries try to put on the best fireworks display. If you happen to be in or near Scheveningen in August, you should definitely stop by in the evening.

The competition

The International Fireworks Festival is a serious competition with strict rules. Participating countries have the same budget to spend, must ensure that at least 80% of their fireworks are produced in their own country, and have 11 to 13 minutes to display their fireworks prowess. In other words, it is a fairly formal contest that the participants take very seriously.

Other spectacles

The festival spans several evenings (generally 4) and is held on the Scheveningen beach. In addition to fireworks shows, you can watch fire eaters and jugglers as well as dance and music groups. Take the bus, tram or bike to get to Scheveningen because it is hard to find parking space on the evenings of this spectacle.

More in the area

It is highly recommended to also visit the centre of The Hague. Tip: stroll around the historic streets, go shopping in the many boutiques and have dinner at the Grote Markt.

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