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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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Feest aan Zee, Scheveningen 200 jaar badplaats

Throughout the year 2018

Scheveningen viert de 200ste verjaardag als in 2018 onder de titel Feest aan Zee. Het hele jaar zijn er speciale evenementen, tentoonstellingen en wordt de stad toepasselijk aangekleed. Hoogtepunten worden onder meer de finish van de Volvo Ocean Race, de ...

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Crossing Border Festival

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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Red Bull Knock out

Red Bull Knock out The Hague is the world's largest and heaviest beach race. The heaviness is mainly in the physical challenge and the struggle against the natural elements of the loose sand, the rising water and a probably stormy wind. Make sure you're ...

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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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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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International Fireworks Festival Scheveningen

Mid August

The fireworks festival on the beach of Scheveningen attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year. During the International Fireworks Festival Scheveningen there are beautiful and spectacular firework ...

Light Walk

Winterse kou, donkere avond, passie en romantiek uit vervlogen tijden. In combinatie met de meest moderne lichttechnieken. Kortom, een belevingsevenement dat is dit spiksplinternieuwe wandelevenement, welke dit jaar zijn tweede editie gaat beleven. Waan je in een wonderbaarlijke sprookjeswereld. Er zijn twee afstanden, ...

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Bonfire

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 ...

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New Year's Eve

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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New Year's Day plunge

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

Early March

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 ...

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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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Dune March

Early April

The Dune March is a walk that is held on two days every year (on a Saturday and Sunday). It started in 1952, when the first march was organized by the leadership of Scouting Admiral de Ruijter. In recent years, the number of participants varies between 13.000 and 15.000. The 5, 10, 15, 25 and 40 kilometers can be ...

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National Museum Week

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 ...

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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 April and September.

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BonFire Beach Fest

Dit 2-daagse evenement vindt plaats tussen de haven en het Zwarte Pad op Scheveningen. Het thema van het festival is ‘vuur’. Tijdens BonFire Beach Fest worden op drie hoofdlocaties diverse activiteiten georganiseerd die cultureel, muzikaal, culinair en sportief van aard zijn. BonFire Beach Fest ...

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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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King's Day

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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North Sea Regatta

End May

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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National Mills Day

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. ...

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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.

Festival Classique

Festival Classique zet zich al vanaf 2006 in om te laten zien dat klassieke muziek een verrijking is voor iedereen. Festival Classique biedt een uniek programma om zoveel mogelijk mensen van klassieke muziek op maat te kunnen voorzien. Met Festival Classique denken we buiten de gebaande paden en ...

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Bunkerdag

Langs de kust van Scheveningen zijn nog sporen te vinden van de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Onder andere de bunkers, gebouwd als onderdeel van de Atlantikwall. Normaal zijn deze fascinerende betonnen kolossen gesloten voor het publiek, maar onder andere op Bunkerdag zijn van 10.00 tot 17.00 uur de bunkers ...

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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 ...

Scheveningse Dag

Ieder jaar organiseert Muzee Scheveningen de ’Scheveningse Dag’, een succesvolle jaarlijkse traditie. In Muzee waant u zich op de Scheveningse Dag in het Scheveningen van vroeger. Mensen in klederdracht lopen rond, er worden demonstraties gegeven van o.a. doekknopen, kettelen, mutsenplooien, nettenboeten ...

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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. This is what the Beach Volleyball Circuit Beach Life! stands for. Play along, or enjoy a drink in the sun – everything is possible. Beach ...

Strandmarathon

In juli keert de strandmarathon van Den Haag, de Zwarte marathon, terug met een nieuwe editie. Vanaf het Clubhuis van The Hague Road Runners (HRR) in Den Haag gaat de route over het strand. Via Scheveningen, Wassenaar en Katwijk naar Noordwijk. Eenmaal in Noordwijk aangekomen keren de renners terug via ...

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The Parade

Early July

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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Fair

End of April

Sinds 2007 wordt er jaarlijkse een grote Jaarmarkt op de Boulevard van Scheveningen gehouden. Deze Jaarmarkt heeft ruim 150 kramen en begint bij het Carlton Beach Hotel en loopt door tot ver voorbij het Sea Life Center. Op deze Jaarmarkt ...

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International Fireworks Festival Scheveningen

Mid August

The fireworks festival on the beach of Scheveningen attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year. During the International Fireworks Festival Scheveningen there are beautiful and spectacular firework ...

Schollenpop

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 ...

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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 ...

Live on the Beach

Live on the Beach is het grote jaarlijkse muziekevenement op het strand van de Haagse badplaats Scheveningen. Het strand is een unieke locatie voor zowel artiesten als publiek, wat bijdraagt aan een geweldige sfeer. Op een zomerse dag genieten van je ...

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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 April and September.

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Heritage Days

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 ...

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 ...

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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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Museum Night The Hague

Early September

Opening Night of museums and galleries, a mix of culture. A unique program can be seen and heard at each place. After the successes of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the The Hague museum night is bound to happen! The city ...