What to do and see in Scheveningen, The Netherlands: The Best Places and Tips

October 15, 2017 Osvaldo Hartline

Scheveningen [ˈsxeːvənɪŋə(n)] ( listen) is one of the eight districts of The Hague, Netherlands, as well as a subdistrict (wijk) of that city. Scheveningen is a modern seaside resort with a long, sandy beach, an esplanade, a pier, and a lighthouse. The beach is popular for water sports such as windsurfing and kiteboarding.
Restaurants in Scheveningen

1. Skyview De Pier

Strandweg 150, 2586 JW Scheveningen, The Hague, The Netherlands +31 88 022 3300
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4.5 based on 185 reviews

Skyview De Pier

Reviewed By annapaul2014 - New Delhi, India

We did this including the hi tea where they put tea, coffee, champagne, and various desserts inside the cubicles itself and you can enjoy while riding and taking in the beautiful view of Hague. Must do.....

Plein 29, 2511 CS, The Hague, The Netherlands +31 70 302 3456
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery

The Mauritshuis is home to the very best of Dutch Golden Age painting. The compact, yet world-renowned collection, is situated in the heart of The Hague, right next to the government centre. Masterpieces such as Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, The Goldfinch by Fabritius and The Bull by Potter are on permanent display in the intimate rooms of this seventeenth-century monument.

Reviewed By RATMANDUDE - The Hague, The Netherlands

Excellent museum with a large variety of paintings. Each room provides another opportunity for more great artwork. We spent a couple of hours observing. You could spend the good part of a day!

3. Voorlinden Museum

Buurtweg 90, 2244 AG Wassenaar, The Netherlands +31 70 512 1660
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Voorlinden Museum

Reviewed By Stephan H - The Hague, The Netherlands

A very modern, personal, art collection housed in a beautiful modern building set in beautifully maintained Gardens. We loved the art; saw Rodney Graham's "That's Not Me" photographs exhibition, Ron Mueck's "Couple under an Umbrella, 2013", Leandra Erlich's "Swimming Pool, 2016" and Richard Serra's "Open Ended, 2007-2008". There was also some other modern art on display that we didn't like as much. The restaurant is over in the original estate build in 1912. We enjoyed "Voorlinden" a lot!

4. Museum Beelden aan Zee

Harteveltstraat 1, 2586 EL Scheveningen, The Hague, The Netherlands +31 70 358 5857
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Museum Beelden aan Zee

Museum Beelden aan Zee focuses exclusively on contemporary sculpture. The museum was founded in 1994 and now holds nearly one thousand sculptures and several hundreds of medals. This is the only Dutch museum which specializes in exhibiting sculpture. The collection holds work from sculptors as diverse as Armando, Stephan Balkenhol, Iris Le Rütte, Tony Cragg, Per Kirkeby, Giacomo Manzú, Kiki Smith, Igor Mitoraj, Jan Meefout , Berlinde De Bruyckere, Shinkichi Tajiri and Cornelis Zitman.

Reviewed By n_wiedenhof - Nuenen, The Netherlands

I would say that this museum, easily to reach by public transport, is a must. Well designed, in the dunes of Scheveningen, it is a real gem with their own collection and their fine exhibits of modern art, time and again.

5. Louwman Museum The Hague

Leidsestraatweg 57, 2594 BB, The Hague, The Netherlands +31 70 304 7373
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Louwman Museum The Hague

The Louwman Museum is home to the world's oldest private collection of motor cars, compiled by two generations of the Louwman family. The museum dates back to 1934 and now comprises over two hundred and fifty antique and classic motor cars. Experts regard the collection as one of the most beautiful in the World. The museum exudes passion. Each car has its own story to tell, its own contribution to history. The motor car is a mirror of culture. The collection is housed in a purpose-built museum in The Hague, the city where P.W. Louwman established his Dodge and Chrysler import company. The building, designed by American architect Michael Graves, blends in sympathetically with its historic surroundings. The landscape Gardens, designed by Lodewijk Baljon, complement the architecture of the building.

Reviewed By Walkabout-Mike - The Hague, The Netherlands

I like cars and history - that's an important thing with this museum. The building itself is also a good example of post-modern architecture. Are not not really interested in either then go see something else in The Hague. You'll need at least 2 hours to walk through the museum which gives you a good overview of the development of cars from the very beginning. You will also find many celebritiy cars from The Godfather, Elvis, Winston Churchill. There are special temporary Exhibitions so check out the website before coming. The museum also has the most kitch museum café I have ever seen in my life.

6. Panorama Mesdag

Zeestraat 65, 2518 AA, The Hague, The Netherlands +31 70 310 6665
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Panorama Mesdag

A magnificent experience in time and space.

Reviewed By Cristiano_9 - The Hague, The Netherlands

This 360 gigantic view of the beach in Scheveningen is absolutely amazing. It is also combined with a beautiful collection of paintings by Mesdag and other great Dutch artists.

7. Muzee Scheveningen

Neptunusstraat 90-92, 2586 GT Scheveningen, The Hague, The Netherlands +31 70 350 0830
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Muzee Scheveningen

In the completely renovated school building from 1877 one can learn about the history of the fishing village, the seaside resort and the fascinating forms of life which can be found beneath sea level. the centuries old tradition of the fishing industry as well as the seaside resort life form the image of Scheveningen. The permanent exhibit provides an overview of the fishing industry and daily life in years gone by. A unique collection of paintings, including several by Mesdag, provides a beautiful record of the past. The full size reconstruction (and moving) of the cabin of a fishing boat revives the life onboard. Period rooms show the different lifestyles of various classes: the fisher folk, the middle class and the well-to-do shipping cmpany owners. And, of course, the traditional costume of Scheveningen in on display. Special attention is given to the jewelry worn with the costume. Unique is the exhibit featuring the story of the seaside resort dating from the beginning of the 19th century. The Sea Room takes the visitor into the underwater World. Hundreds of beautifully coloured shells, crabs in many shapes and colours, octopi from the deap sea, millions of years old fossils and many other sea creatures aron on display here. A complete coral reef and its inhabitants also constitutes a part of the presentation. Regularly there are temporarily Exhibitions. For more information see our web site.

Reviewed By RHAHJ - Nijmegen, The Netherlands

This museum has three traditional style rooms, for a simple fisherman's family, a middle class, and a rich family. The nicest part is about sea life. There's a large collection of shells from around the world, a somewhat smaller collection of crabs, and many special...MoreThanks for your visit. Our collection of shells is one of the largest in the Netherlands.

8. De Pier Scheveningen

Beachfront | Scheviningen, Scheveningen, The Hague, The Netherlands 0044610386859
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De Pier Scheveningen

Reviewed By David K - Bloomington, United States

The train left us for dead in the middle of nowhere on the last stop. Raining, windy, tried to walk towards the Carousel but the whole beach under construction. The other person who got off the tram and us got back on and headed back to the arduous trip to Rotterdam via The Hague. 2 hours wasted.

9. Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)

Lange Voorhout 74, 2514 EH, The Hague, The Netherlands +31 70 427 7730
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Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)

Escher at the Palace is dedicated to the work of Holland’s most famous graphic artist M.C. Escher. Nearly all his prints are exhibited, among them Belvedere, Drawing Hands, Waterfall and Ascending and Descending. Here you can see how Escher changed fishes into birds, made water flow upstream and his less known, but very attractive early Italian landscapes. On our main- and first floor you can see how his work progressed from depicting the real world to his constructed worlds. Optical illusion is a key word in his work.An optical illusion depicts something which is in fact impossible. M.C. Escher was a master in this field. An optical illusion literally means doing puzzles with your eyes. The visitor will be able to unravel some of Escher’s mysteries like the Impossible Penrose Triangle by constructing one himself. The extra presentation “In the Eye of Escher” shows various themes in which Escher was involved, like reflection, perception and perspective.

Reviewed By GoneTravelin07 - Boston

If you love Escher's work, this is a must do when in The Hague. Gorgeous building. His works are laid out perfectly and it's incorporated so well into multiple rooms within the Palace along with some pretty cool chandeliers hanging from the ceilings. Only bummer is that this isn't covered under Museumkaart, but it was worth the price of admission.

10. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Stadhouderslaan 41, The Hague, The Netherlands +31 70 338 1111
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Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

The monumental Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, designed by the architect H.P. Berlage in 1935, is perfect for wandering around in. It houses a varied collection and many changing Exhibitions. You will find the world’s biggest collection of works by Piet Mondrian, the highlight being his last abstract work Victory Boogie Woogie, along with some of the finest works by artists of the Hague School, paintings by Picasso, Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Monet, Toorop and many contemporary artists. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag also houses one of the biggest and best collections of Delftware.

Reviewed By Nauris B - Kaunas, Lithuania

Great museum of modern art, full of interesting masterpieces. Very interesting architecture of museum building itself and very good layout of Exhibitions. A touch of architecture and interior design history.
A lot of original masterpieces - such as Picasso, Van Gogh, Mondrian, etc.
When I visit this museum - there was exposition of Art Deco - furniture, fashion design, sculpture, ceramic - running. I got such a great experience of that period...

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