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When city dwellers in The Hague and Amsterdam get a craving for sand and sea, they retreat to Scheveningen. This coastal resort town in the western Netherlands has nearly everything you'd want for your seaside holiday, including a well-kept beach, a buzzy pier and plenty of amusements to pass the hours between swimming and sunbathing.

Scheveningen Beach is the area's major draw, with four kilometres of golden sand where you can spread out your blanket and go for a dip in the North Sea. There's also a promenade tracing the beach that offers not only scenic views of the water but easy access to scores of restaurants, bars and cafés in which to refuel throughout the day.

Scheveningen's pier supplements leisurely beach-bumming with high-flying entertainment. Zip lining and bungee jumping are two of the pier's most popular activities, and festivals provide more themed fun throughout the year. On the mainland, you'll find plenty of other distractions to occupy your free day and night hours, including a cinema, aquarium, museum and the Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus – a waterfront landmark housing a glitzy casino.


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Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.06
Language Dutch
Average weekend price $136 per night
Average weekday price $130 per night
Average stay 1 night

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We liked walking along the beach boardwalk, walking around...

October 27, 2023

We liked walking along the beach boardwalk, walking around town, and we did a few tram trips away such as den Hague and Leiden for the Naturalis centre. We walked along the pier and that was sort of interesting; we didn't ride the ferris wheel. Getting around town is easy walking or tram. We had one meal at an Indian restaurant that was not so good. Otherwise, we had groceries and ate in our room. I wouldn't suggest Oct. as it is not beach weather but for sure less tourists.


We loved every moment staying on The Pier.

June 15, 2023

We loved every moment staying on The Pier. The view was fantastic, the room was clean and comfortable and we loved the special touches such as wine and chocolats wating for us every day, breakfast included and the staff were extremely helpful. The Boulevarde was long and exciting with lots of cafes and eateries. and the tram was available behind the Kurhaus and it was easy to travel to the Hague and back. We loved it and recommend that everyone should stay there at least once.

owieandme Australia

Scheveningen or Den Haag is a insider tip for people, who...

February 17, 2023

Scheveningen or Den Haag is a insider tip for people, who want to travel to the Netherlands. It is less crowded then Amsterdam, but just as interesting. The royal family of the Netherlands has their palace there, so you can feel some royal spirit in the city center. Also the National Parlarment, Europol and the International Court of Justice are located in Den Haag.

MorisP Germany

Gorgeous sunsets and you can walk for miles along the beach.

September 5, 2022

Gorgeous sunsets and you can walk for miles along the beach. The water was warm and there was plenty of room to find a quiet spot. All of the restaurants had delicious food and a wide variety of menu and seating options. The town is lovely and it is very easy to get around. Just a short tram ride to Den Haag which is a beautiful city in and of itself.

Lori Canada

The town itself is busy but somewhat spread out.

August 25, 2022

The town itself is busy but somewhat spread out. There are three main areas - the new area where most of the hotels and restaurants are, the old area including the shopping street of Keizerstraat which is handy for almost everything, including a wide choice of restaurants, and the harbour. All three are linked to the city centre of Den Haag by three tram routes - 1 and 9 from the new area, 1 from Keizerstraat and 11 from the harbour area at the other end of Keizerstraat. Between Scheveningen and Den Haag lie the Scheveningse Bosjes, an attractive wooded area perfect for country strolls. Nearby attractions include the International Court of Justice (Vredespaleis) (there is an interesting visitor centre but to visit the Court itself you have to book well in advance) reachable by tram 1, and the model village of Madurodam reachable by tram 9.

Alan United Kingdom

I would recommend the Foodhall complex that is excellent,...

July 13, 2022

I would recommend the Foodhall complex that is excellent, also if you travel in family we don't always want the same food at the same time, this place is perfect for that. Legoland, on the way to the harbour you will find a Legoland Super easy to take the tram and go to The Hague (15 min approx) the tram is at 3 min walk from hotel. Or you can trip to Delft also Next time I will try another hotel, I loved this hotel about 10 yrs ago, but the maintenance is not there and for the price, I find it sad. So we will try other hotels around You have a cinema not too far, so one morning it rained a bit we went to see a movie, this is also nice !

Nathalie Belgium

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