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Scheveningen Nature


Scheveningen is without a doubt the most popular seaside resort in Holland. The beaches are perfect for sun lovers and water sports fanatics. In addition to the beach, Scheveningen has many forms of entertainment to offer, such as the cinema, theatre, casino, museums, a bowling alley, covered shopping mall, surf schools, sports events, and countless restaurants, beach pavilions, beach clubs and beach parties.

  • Visit the most popular beach in Holland and enjoy countless activities and sports facilities.
  • Visit the Kurhaus, Sea Life and the Pier in Scheveningen.
  • Watch spectacular fireworks during the Fireworks Festival.

Highlights in Scheveningen

Whether it is sunny weather or not, there are several attractions in Scheveningen that are always worth a visit. The Scheveningen pier has a vantage point with a wonderful view of the sea, beach, boulevard, and imposing Kurhaus. Discover the underwater world at Sea Life Scheveningen. If you want to go on a cultural excursion, visit one of the world’s most beautiful sculpture gardens: Beelden aan Zee in the dunes. And last but not least: Scheveningen has great waves and is the best place for surfing in Holland.

Have fun in Scheveningen

Scheveningen has more to offer than just long sandy beaches. It is a place where sun lovers, water sports fanatics, nature lovers, and people who love to party and relax, come together. If you are looking for a great activity, the options in Scheveningen are nearly endless. From the annual Fireworks Festival with fireworks shows from many countries, to Vlaggetjesdag or Flag Day and the North Sea Regatta.

To discover nearby

Scheveningen is sometimes called the backyard of The Hague and visiting the beautiful court city is definitely worthwhile. If you want to explore the other beaches nearby, the beach of Zandvoort comes highly recommended. Noordwijk is also nearby and well worth a visit.


Whether you like a low budget place to stay, a romantic hideaway or a boutique hotel, Scheveningen has a great hotel to offer for every preference and budget. Check out the comprehensive selection and book your perfect hotel here!

Accessibility and parking in Scheveningen

Scheveningen is about 45 minutes by car from the capital of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It is easily reached by public transport. If you are already in The Hague, Scheveningen is within cycling distance, which we recommend. If you travel by car, make sure to check where you are allowed to park your car. There are many (paid) parking lots or car parks in and around Scheveningen.

Editors’ tip:

Visit Scheveningen on Vlaggetjesdag or Flag Day. This is when the first herring is brought into the harbour, which is celebrated with a huge street party. The ships are inspected in the harbour and there is a herring race, a beach volleyball  tournament, and countless activities for children.


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