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Why go?

Scheveningen is a part of The Hague and the most popular seaside town in Holland. With its long beaches, Scheveningen is a wonderful place for both young and old in any season. Lie in the sun, go surfing, enjoy great food, take your children to the Sea Life centre and visit many events, including Flag Day!

Things to do

Eating & drinking

When you think of Scheveningen, you think of seafood! With a seaport and a boulevard full of beach pavilions and restaurants, you can order some great seafood dishes straight from the sea. Want to try Hollandse Nieuwe herring?

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Flag Day

Celebrate the new herring catch and sample New Dutch Herring in Scheveningen.

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Scheveningen is the most popular seaside resort in Holland. At just 5 kilometres from The Hague, the Scheveningen beach is easily reached and easy to combine with other activities when you are in The Hague! 

The Scheveningen beaches

Scheveningen boasts beautiful beaches for sun lovers, families and sports lovers. There is also a range of beach pavilions and restaurants that serve great food, so enjoy a drink and a bite while watching the sunset.

Activities in Scheveningen

The Scheveningen Pier is the seaside town’s icon and was fully renovated in 2015. Daredevils can bungee jump and zipline here. If you prefer to take things easy, board the 42 meter Ferris wheel and enjoy the view of the Dutch coast.

Go for a walk along the boulevard and find a table at one of the pleasant restaurants or beach clubs. After your day on the beach, take a gamble at Holland Casino or enjoy a great musical at AFAS Circustheater.

Walking along the boulevard, you will also find the Kurhaus hotel and spa, right next to the pier. If holidaying with your children, we highly recommend you to visit the SEA LIFE centre, which has over one hundred fish species!

Events in Scheveningen

There are countless events in Scheveningen throughout the year. Try ‘Hollandse Nieuwe’ herring at Flag Day, admire the best fireworks from several countries at the Fireworks Festival, or start the new year with a fresh New Year’s Dive.

Getting there

It is a short drive from The Hague to Scheveningen; there are several underground and open-air car parks. It takes about one hour to reach Scheveningen from Schiphol Airport by rental car or public transport. Travel time by car or public transport from Rotterdam The Hague airport is about 30 minutes.

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Transport in Scheveningen

By public transport
Rotterdam The Hague and Schiphol airport offer a quick train connection to The Hague. It is a 15 minute tram ride from The Hague to Scheveningen.

By car
Scheveningen is easily accessible by train. Follow the P-route to one of the car parks.

Transport in Holland

Distances within Holland are easily bridged. Any location you might want to visit can be reached within three hours. The train, bus and tram will taken you pretty much anywhere you want to go. You can also explore Holland by bicycle. With over 32,000 kilometers worth of bicycle paths, Holland is a real cycling country with many fantastic cycling routes.