5x dinner in Scheveningen


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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) The Harbour Club

The Scheveningen marina with its pleasure yachts can be found in the corner of the harbour. Go to the 'Harbour Club' with its excellent fresh fish from around the world. They have everything from sushi to lobster, oysters and tiger prawn, and even serve a mean Black Angus Steak. 

Address: Doctor Lelykade 5, Scheveningen

3) Rootz

For the best Belgian dishes in the harbour of Scheveningen, go to Rootz. This place is located in the Tweede Binnenhaven (second inner harbour) where the fish auctions used to be held. Their menu boasts a range of wonderful Belgian dishes and a broad assortment of beers and wines. As you’d expect, the mussels are extraordinary. We recommend them!

Address: Dr Lelykade 33-37, 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

With a wonderful view of the Tweede Binnenhaven (Second Inner Harbour), Catch serves the best dishes imagined by the most famous fishmonger in Scheveningen. It has plenty to offer for those who prefer meat, too, but the view puts us personally in the perfect mood for some succulent fish.

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!

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