If you are in The Hague on a city trip or enjoying a beach holiday in Scheveningen, we highly recommend visiting the harbour of Scheveningen. The port of Scheveningen is the perfect place to eat the best North Sea fish caught by the local fishermen. And you’ll enjoy the wonderful view!
- Try the best of fish dishes at one of Scheveningen’s top five restaurants.
- Enjoy a lovely night out with a beautiful view of the harbour of Scheveningen.
- The tastiest, sustainably caught North Sea fish brought directly from the sea to your table!
5x dinner in Scheveningen
The North Sea produces the best fish of the highest quality. Fishermen catch some 25 species, which are mainly brought to land and traded in Scheveningen. This makes Scheveningen the perfect place to enjoy these wonderful fish in a range of restaurants. Below you will find five tips for an excellent culinary experience.
1) Lemon Grass
This excellent seafood restaurant is situated on the harbour. With its wonderful terrace and varied wine menu, this is definitely the place to enjoy a pleasant evening.
Address: Doctor Lelykade 24, Scheveningen
2) Encore, by Simonis
You will find 'Encore', Simonis' latest restaurant, in the corner of the port of Scheveningen. It serves a broad variety of fish caught the same day and meat with a nod to the Asian kitchen. The menu also features delicious meat dishes influenced by American cuisine.
Address: Doctor Lelykade 5, Scheveningen
3) Boonoonoonoos Beach Pavilion
The Boonoonoonoos Beach Pavilion can be found on the renovated boulevard of Scheveningen on Strand Noord. The menu is fresh and varied, there is something for every preference. Here, you can watch the sun set over the sea while enjoying a great fish or meat dish. And during the day, the kitchen serves a delicious breakfast, lunch or aperitif.
Address: Strand Noord 15, Scheveningen
4) Restaurant Waterproef
A modern and stylish restaurant with a view of the harbour. The kitchen prepares exciting, flavourful meals with a Mediterranean touch. We highly recommend the wine menu.
Address: Doctor Lelykade 25-27, Scheveningen
5) Catch, by Simonis
Catch, one of the restaurants run by the most famous fishmonger in Scheveningen, offers a lovely view of the Tweede Binnenhaven (port) and serves delicious food. There is plenty to enjoy for those who prefer meat, too, but with a view like this we would definitely opt for wonderful seafood.
Address: Doctor Lelykade 43, Scheveningen
Editors’ tip: If you want to go for a quick snack in Scheveningen, we highly recommend Hollandse Nieuwe herring from Simonis, brought in straight from the early morning fish auction and best enjoyed with onions and pickles. A delightful Dutch tradition!