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Events in Scheveningen

In the summer there is almost daily something organized in (the region of) Scheveningen. Under which the various markets, folklore, music performances and various sporting events where you can look at or to which you can join.

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Ice Rink

Sunday 13 November 2016 — Sunday 15 January 2017

Experience the ultimate winter feeling with Coolhaus (skating in front of the Kurhaus). The ultimate winter experience in the 4-season resort of the Netherlands! This winter, Scheveningen is once again the place to be when it comes to the ...

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New Year's Eve

Saturday 31 December 2016

New Year is another wild celebration. The Dutch often stay home with their families until midnight, and many bars open just then. Many venues offer New Year parties. From midnight the sky lights up as everyone sets of fireworks. People in Scheveningen love a party and New Year’s Eve in particular. It’s a reason ...

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Bonfire of Scheveningen, Scheveningen

Saturday 31 December 2016

Every year, from the 27th till the 31st of December, the Bonfire of Scheveningen is held at the beach of Scheveningen. This is a tradition of Scheveningen, committed to hold the ...

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New Year's Day plunge

Sunday 1 January 2017

On the first on January the annual New Year's Dive is organized in Scheveningen, which has been since 1960. This traditional event creates a lot of fun on several beaches each year on 1 January. During recent years there have been between 7,000 and 10,000 ...

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City Pier City walk

Sunday 12 March 2017

Annually, early March the City Pier City walk takes place in The Hague. The City Pier City walk is a household name in The Hague. Every year, young and old come together again to participate. Thousands of people run a distance ranging from one kilometer for the little ones to half the ...

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International Marathon Scheveningen Zandvoort

Early March

This annual marathon takes place in early March at low tide. This reduces the risk of loose and an uneven sand surface. The trail is beautifully, but remote beach between Scheveningen and ...

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National Museum Week

Saturday 8 — Friday 14 April 2017

During this Museum week about 450 museums are to visit. There are extra activities such as workshops, guided tours, tastings, children's treasure hunts, musical performances and the possibility to dress up. This year's theme is: "Let yourself be mesmerized by a museum piece."

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Funfair in Den Haag

End September

Who didn’t like it as a child to be swirled around in a carousel or to get sticky from some cotton candy. In Den Haag it is still possible every year, at the end of September.

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King's Day

Thursday 27 April 2017

King's Day is officially the national celebration of the birthday of the King, but this in reality is only an excuse to party hard. The celebrations takes place all over the Netherlands. Several activities taking place throughout Scheveningen and make the 27th April for a special day.

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Lifeboat Day

Early May

In the spring, the Royal Dutch Rescue Society (KNRM) organizes its annual open day. On Lifeboat Day you can look into the rescue station. At all stations are demonstrations, storytelling, and you can see the equipment.

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National Mills Day

Saturday 13 — Sunday 14 May 2017

Since 1974 the event is held every year on the second Saturday in May. It is a day when as many mills as possible are running. The National Mills Day has now become an annual event. Besides turning and grinding, all kinds of activities take place at a large number of mills, from baking pancakes to music festivals. More ...

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Aircooled Scheveningen

End of May

The VW Beetle and Bus event on the boulevard of Scheveningen: Aircooled Scheveningen. Free for participants and visitors.

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North Sea Regatta

Friday 26 May — Sunday 4 June 2017

The event is organized by the Yacht Club Scheveningen and takes place annually in the spring. There are a number of competitions. The first is the 'Vuurschepenrace' (Light ship race) that goes from Scheveningen to Hoek van Holland. The second one is the North ...

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Bunkerdag

Saturday 10 June 2017

Langs de kust van Nederland zijn nog veel sporen te vinden van de Tweede Wereldoorlog. De bunkers, gebouwd als onderdeel van de Atlantikwall, springen het meest in het oog. Normaal zijn deze fascinerende betonnen kolossen gesloten voor het publiek, maar op zondag 5 juni van 11.00 tot 17.00 uur zijn bunkers voor één dag ...

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Flag Day Scheveningen

Early June

Flag Day celebrates the arrival of the Dutch herring in the harbor of Scheveningen. Originally Flag Day was the day when fishing boats were decorated with flags in the harbor before heading out to catch herring. ...

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ParkPop

Wanna visit one of the largest free popfestivals in Europe? Come along and join in the fun at Parkpop! Whoever says pop music, says The Hague. The Hague has for years been the Netherlands' pop city number one. So every reason for this to be the venue for one of our country's oldest and largest pop festivals. Parkpop has a ...

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The Parade

Friday 7 — Sunday 16 July 2017

The Parade is a traveling festival which offers performances in four major cities regarding theater, dance, music, film and visual arts. In The Hague, the Westbroekpark location where it's at. Westbroek Park becomes the cultural backdrop of theater tents, fountain tents and a nostalgic carousel. There are plenty of ...

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Beach volleyball tournament

The Beach Volleyball Circuit Beach Life is a series of beach volleyball tournaments played along the coast and inland in which everyone can participate.

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Schollenpop Scheveningen

Early August

Schollenpop stands for sun, sea, beach and of course live pop and rock music. And all that for free. After the famous Parkpop, Schollenpop is well on its way to become the 2nd biggest free pop festival in The Hague. On the 'House of Rockstage' bands from the Haaglanden ...

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Shantykoorfestival

End of August

Jaarlijks wordt eind augustus het Shantykoor-Festival in Scheveningen gehouden. Op 3 podia (Kurhausplein, de Pier en bij het scheepje op de wandelpromenade ) zullen 9 koren, in totaal bijna 400 mannen en vrouwen, hun veelal zeemansliederen ten gehore brengen. De aanvang van het festival is om 12.45 en zal tot ongeveer ...

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SLS Classic Rally

End August

Vier dagen rijden over de prachtigste wegen in België, Luxemburg, Frankrijk en Nederland. Reeds sinds 1952 wordt de SLS georganiseerd; de SLS Classic is vandaag de dag een regelmatigheidsrally voor klassieke auto’s (die uiterlijk op 31 december 1976 op kenteken zijn gezet). Met behulp van de in het routeboek gegeven ...

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Funfair in Den Haag

End September

Who didn’t like it as a child to be swirled around in a carousel or to get sticky from some cotton candy. In Den Haag it is still possible every year, at the end of September.

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Heritage Days

Saturday 9 — Sunday 10 September 2017

Open Monuments Day is held every year halfway through September, when thousands of monuments in the Netherlands are free to the public. The participating monuments can be recognized by the Open Monuments Day flag as shown here. Open Monuments Day is organized to encourage people to know more about their historical ...

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International Kite Festival

End September

At the end of September, the largest international kite event in the Netherlands takes place, the Kite Festival in Scheveningen. Then Scheveningen sees them fly again: kites of all shapes and sizes. This year there are top level kite ...

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Crossing Border Festival

Mid November

International literature festival, Programme not yet available but last year’s talents included the likes of Germaine Greer, Lou Reed, Eddi Reader, the Flaming Lips, David Sylvian, Joseph O'Connor, Bob Geldof and Monica Ali.

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Arrival of Saint Nicholas

End of November

The tradition of Saint Nicholas bringing gifts to children, celebrated in many countries, is an extraordinary occasion in Scheveningen. Saint Nicholas arrives surrounded by his servants. Later, the whole parade in a festive way accompanies him to the city center. Children greet the procession. Customarily candies ...

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Ice Rink

Late November to early January

Experience the ultimate winter feeling with Coolhaus (skating in front of the Kurhaus). The ultimate winter experience in the 4-season resort of the Netherlands! This winter, Scheveningen is once again the place to be when it comes to the ...

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