A day out at the Scheveningen Beach, The Hague

Come summer and you will see hordes of people off to beaches, lakes and gardens in The Netherlands – barbecues and water sports become the flavour of the season. The one place that fits into the scheme of things these days is the Scheveningen Beach. Located on the shores of the North sea, the beach is a nice, cosy and a relaxing getaway on a sunny week end.

Scheveningen Beach Pier by celesteh

It is more like a seaside resort with a sandy beach and clear waters including a pier and a lighthouse. You can walk for hours along the well maintained beach, observing the boats on the horizon, making the occasional sand castles. Wind surfing, boating and fishing are some of the more popular activities here and on a hot summer afternoon, a dip in the cool waters feels like the perfect icing on the cake.

Scheveningen Beach cafes by on1site

Extensive developments and renovations have taken place in the area outside the beach. Restaurants are just a stone’s throw away from the beach as also the market area. The excellent public transportation system in The Netherlands makes it remarkably easy to get here. Don’t forget to grab your share of pancakes while you are here!