Scheveningen Pier: Adventure and Relaxation by the Sea

The Scheveningen Pier, a beloved landmark in the seaside district of Scheveningen in The Hague, Netherlands, is a bustling hub of activity and leisure. Stretching out into the North Sea, the Pier offers a perfect blend of history, adventure, and relaxation, making it a favorite destination for both locals and tourists.

View of Scheveningen Pier from the beach

Constructed originally in the early 20th century, the Pier has seen its share of history. The original structure was destroyed during World War II, but the current Pier, which opened in 1961, stands as a testament to resilience and innovation. It has been lovingly renovated over the years to enhance its appeal and modernize its facilities, ensuring it remains a top attraction.

View of the coastline from Scheveningen Pier

One of the Pier's most striking features is its two-level design. The lower deck provides a sheltered promenade perfect for leisurely strolls, even on windy days, while the upper deck offers sweeping panoramic views of the North Sea and the Scheveningen coastline. This vantage point is particularly stunning at sunset, drawing visitors who come to capture the perfect photo or simply soak in the beauty.

View of the upper level of Scheveningen Pier

The Scheveningen Pier is more than just a place to walk. It’s  also a place of adventure and entertainment. Thrill-seekers can take a leap from the bungee jumping platform or zip line across the sea, getting an adrenaline rush alongside breathtaking views. For a more relaxed experience, visitors can take a ride on the Ferris wheel, which offers enclosed gondolas for a comfortable ride with spectacular views.

Bungy Jumping Tower at the Scheveningen Pier

Ferris Wheel at the Scheveningen Pier

Food lovers will find plenty to enjoy, with a variety of restaurants, cafes, and snack bars offering everything from fresh seafood to international cuisine. The culinary options are complemented by a selection of shops and boutiques, perfect for picking up unique souvenirs or enjoying a casual shopping spree.

View of the beach from the lower level of Scheveningen Pier

The Pier also hosts regular events, including art exhibitions and markets, adding a cultural touch to its lively atmosphere. Whether it's a local craft market or a contemporary art show, there's always something interesting happening on the Pier.

Location: Strandweg 150-154, 2586 JW Den Haag, Netherlands.

Website: De Pier

Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We're a family of five from the picturesque scenery of Belgium. Come along with us as we share stories from our journeys so far. And if you're curious about any of the places we've visited, don't hesitate to ask. Your dream European getaway is within reach, and we're here to make it extraordinary!

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