Scheveningen


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Brand new Scheveningen Boulevard

Scheveningen is the number one beach resort for people from both Rotterdam and Den Haag. The main tourist attractions are the wide sandy beaches, the harbour, the bars and restaurants, the lighthouse, the brand new boulevard and the famous Scheveningen pier. Scheveningen harbour offers many fine restaurants and bars specialized in fresh seafood. North of the harbour you'll find find the most popular beach area with lots of lounge bars. Lots of hot party people visit this area, but many families are attracted to the beaches as well. Don't forget your tanning lotion!

Can't find a parking spot in Scheveningen?

On a hot summer day, it will be nearly impossible to find a free parking spot in Scheveningen. It will even be difficult to find a free spot at the beach, so you have to show up early! However, at the parkinglot P+R Hoornwijck there's alway space enough. The Kurhaus Kurhaus Beach is always packed as the beaches at Zwarte Pad (just walk north) are a bit more peaceful. The beach area at the harbour focusses on families.

Don't feel like sand in your shoes in Scheveningen?

You can stroll along the nice boulevard with many fun attractions for kids like playgrounds, a carrousel, mini-scooters, and arcade games. Don't feel like a big dinner? There are many booths where you can eat fresh seafood including some very tasty local specialties. On a rainy day you can visit the Pathé movie theatre, the casino, the theatre, the bowling alley or the Palace Promenade indoor shopping mall. The big Sealife aquarium has sharks, stingrays and sea turtles. The Scheveningen pier offers an elevated walk over the sea, while you enjoy the shops. Thrill seekers can even bungee jump the lookout tower! Climbing the Scheveningen lighthouse is fun to do and enjoy the view over the beach. Famous attractions near to Scheveningen are miniature city Madurodam and the amusement park Duinrell.

Festivals in Scheveningen

During the year, all kinds of festivals are being organized in Scheveningen. The International Fireworks Festival and the Sandsculpture Festival are the highlights. Most tourists visit Scheveningen on a hot summer day, but this beach resort is worth a visit 365 days a year. It has become a tradition in the Netherlands that the New Year is kicked off with a Polar Bear Dip. (Nieuwjaarsduik) Over 10.000 Dutchmen are crazy enough to swim in the ice cold North Sea water...

Hotels in Scheveningen

There are lots of hotels available in Scheveningen! What else can you expect from a popular beach resort? The most famous hotel is the striking Kurhaus Hotel of the Steigenberger Group, which is located directly on the boulevard. The 4 star Kurhaus is a real eye-catcher in this old fishermen village! The other 4 star Carlton Beach Hotel is located on the boulevard as well. Both hotels offer a high standard of luxury at an upmarket hotel rate. Scheveningen offers hotels in a lower price range as well. Press the button below for the complete Scheveningen and Den Haag Hotel Directory with lowest price guarantee.

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