The Scheveningen beach
With its long, wide boulevard, excellent beaches and stylish beach pavilions, Scheveningen draws a crowd. Sun lovers can laze about and go for a swim. Nature lovers can go for beautiful hikes. Sports lovers can go surfing and play beach volleyball, and food lovers can enjoy great meals. Let us not forget to mention that the ‘blue flag’ – an international symbol for safe and clean beaches – has been flying at the beach of Scheveningen for years now.
Sports in Scheveningen
If you love sports, Scheveningen is a great place for you. It offers perfect surfing facilities with surfing schools, a surfers’ village, and even an artificial reef that ensures great waves throughout the year. Beach sports are practised at Olympic level in spring and summer. You can watch beach volleyball and beach soccer games at The Hague Beach Stadium. Entrance is free, so you can always check out the action!
For sun lovers and sports lovers
Scheveningen seaside resort has several beaches where you can enjoy the sun and the sand. The Boulevard beach, near the Pier and Kurhaus, is an excellent place to go if you love the sun as well as a bustling crowd with many beach pavilions to entertain you.
The beach near Scheveningen’s harbour is quieter and great if you have children. Here, too, there is space for surfing and beach volleyball. There are some great restaurants with a view of the harbour.
And finally, there is the zwarte pad, or black trail, beach – a wonderful place to lie in the sun or go for a drink and a bite at one of the many beach pavilions. It is a bustling place in summer, with many great parties.
The Scheveningen Pier
When are the Scheveningen summer markets?
The Scheveningen summer markets take place on the following days, between 11am and 6pm:
- Sunday, June 30
- Sunday, July 28
- Sunday, August 25
Getting to Scheveningen summer market
Scheveningen is only about 15 minutes from the centre of The Hague by public transport or by cycling. From Hollands Spoor and The Hague Central railway stations, take trams 1,9 or 11. Bus 22 and 23, which go in the direction of Scheveningen, also pass through the city centre of The Hague.