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Scheveningen Beach

Walk along the esplanade, cool off in the North Sea, go surfing or enjoy a host of other activities at one of the country’s most popular beaches.

Spend a day at Scheveningen Beach, The Hague’s historic seaside resort. Play a game of beach volleyball with the locals, enjoy family-friendly seaside entertainment or go for a swim and sunbathe on a towel. In the evenings, choose between cinemas, numerous restaurants and a range of nightclubs.

Scheveningen Beach is a 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) stretch of sand to the north west of The Hague. It is roughly divided into four sections: the Boulevard, the Harbor Beach, Northern Beach and a nudist beach. Start on the Boulevard, where the main attractions are located. This is also where you can see the beach’s most iconic building: The Kurhaus Hotel. It dates back to 1885. Look out over the pier, a former glorious structure that caught on fire in 2011, making its future uncertain.

Scheveningen Beach is known as one of the best places to kite surf or wind surf in Holland. To get started, rent gear from one of the outlets along the beach or take lessons. If you’re already proficient head straight to the best waves at Harbor Beach. You can also rent a sea kayak.

Make your way to Northern Beach in the evening to party with the outgoing locals in one of the many nightclubs. Join one of the regular beach festivals here in summer. Northern Beach also houses The Hague Beach Stadium where you can watch national and international volleyball, hockey or handball tournaments in summer.

Head away from the main areas to find a quiet spot to yourself along the water. On colder days you can go for a refreshing beach walk followed by a visit to the nearby SEA LIFE Aquarium, cinemas or shopping malls. 

The beach is located on the eastern side of The Hague, about a 15-minute drive from the city center. Summer months get very busy and parking can be an issue, so the easiest way to get there is by taking a bus or tram to Kurhaus from central The Hague.


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Lodging Near Scheveningen Beach

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$127
Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus The Hague Scheveningen

Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus The Hague Scheveningen

Gevers Deynootplein 30, The Hague
3.8
of 5, from 613 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Scheveningen, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within a 10-minute walk of Glowgolf Scheveningen and Scheveningen Pier. Madurodam and Peace Palace are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Corel

Hotel Corel

Badhuisweg 54, The Hague
3.5
of 5, from 12 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Scheveningen, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Our Lady of Lourdes Silent Center and Scheveningen Pier. Madurodam and Peace Palace are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Plato - Aparthotel

Hotel Plato - Aparthotel

Nieuwe Parklaan 125, The Hague
4.3
of 5, from 9 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Scheveningen, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Our Lady of Lourdes Silent Center and Scheveningen Pier. Madurodam and Peace Palace are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$63
Andante Hotel

Andante Hotel

Seinpostduin 24, The Hague
3.6
of 5, from 128 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Scheveningen, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum Beelden aan Zee and Scheveningen Pier. Madurodam and Peace Palace are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$71
ibis Den Haag Scheveningen

ibis Den Haag Scheveningen

Gevers Deynootweg 63, The Hague
3.8
of 5, from 81 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Scheveningen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Holland Casino Scheveningen and Scheveningen Pier. Madurodam and Peace Palace are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$76
Ramada the Hague - Scheveningen

Ramada the Hague - Scheveningen

Zwolsestraat 17, The Hague
4.1
of 5, from 71 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Scheveningen, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Glowgolf Scheveningen and Scheveningen Pier. Madurodam and Peace Palace are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$62
Hotel Mimosa

Hotel Mimosa

Renbaanstraat 18-24, The Hague
3.8
of 5, from 122 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Scheveningen, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of AFAS Circustheater and Scheveningen Pier. Madurodam and Peace Palace are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$107
Hotel Albion

Hotel Albion

Gevers Deynootweg 118-120, The Hague
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Scheveningen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum Beelden aan Zee and Scheveningen Pier. Madurodam and Peace Palace are also within 3 mi (5 km).