Scheveningen; beach, sea, dunes and the city
- Destination: Scheveningen
- Kind of trip: From your hotel at the Boulevard of Scheveningen you’ll undertake several walkabouts with different character
- Duration: 2 - 3 days
- Difficulty trip:
- Inclusive: One, two or three nights in a comfortable 3 star hotel, including breakfast, maps, route descriptions and GPS routes, free parking from Oktober until April, city tax, a small fee for the warranty fund, and a small contribution to the foundation for supporting the landscape of the province Zuid-Holland
- Exclusive: Travel to and from Scheveningen, lunch, dinner, parking (in season) and travel insurance
- Dog: Not allowed
One night € 99,- per person by booking for two persons
Two nights € 159,- per person by booking for two persons
Three nights € 205,- per person by booking for two persons
One night € 139,- for one person
Two nights € 235,- for one person
Three nights € 320,- for one person
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Scheveningen is one of Holland’s best know beach resorts. Lesser known is the fact that it is also a very good place to make wonderful walks. Of course walking along the beach is always great, but there is much more. To the north of the town, there is a wonderful region with all sorts of dunes, through which one of the three walks we offer runs. We finish that walk by walking back to Scheveningen along the beach. A second walk goes through the parks of The Hague, and through the old city center. The Hague is known for its green lungs, and you can walk from Scheveningen right into city center, hardly knowing you’re in a big town. The third walk we offer goes to the south. Here is the protected area Westduinpark, with some especially beautiful dunes, and it brings us to sociable Kijkduin, the Hague’s second beach resort. We walk back along the beach, through the dunes and along the lively harbor of Scheveningen. Of course you can extend this trip with as many nights as you wish, to enjoy the sea and the beach, and to visit the many attractions of Scheveningen and the Hague (Madurodam, Sea Life, a Casino, Museums, etc. ).
During this trip, you’ll stay in a lovely seaside resort. There’s plenty of entertainment, restaurants, nigtlife, etc. During daytime you can find some peace and quiet during a number of beautiful walks. In those walks we combine the dunes, getting fresh air on the beach, walking through stately parks in the Hague, passing through the old city center and much more. This is one of our trips which best combines nature and culture. Because all your walks start directly from the hotel, there is complete freedom in organizing your trip, in the order of the walks, in a beach day, when the weather is especially goed, etc. In short, this is the perfect short vacation.
Through the dunes
Walkabout through the dunes and along the beach (18 km)
After dropping off your luggage at the hotel, you’ll make a walkabout to the north of Scheveningen. You’ll walk out of town swiftly and into the dunes. You’ll pass a wonderful old water tower, which is still in service. You’ll continue through the dunes, where there is a nice variation of open valleys and more overgrown parts, with the occasional dune pond. Somewhat over halfway, you’ll arrive at the beach, near a (almost always opened) beach restaurant. You’ll walk back to Scheveningen, following the beach, so the wind can blow all your worries out of your head.
Through the parks of the Hague (19 km)
Today you’ll walk through a number of parks of the Hague, and through the center of town. The parks of the Hague each have their own character. Some of them are neatly organized (English style), while others are a bit more rugged. Most of them have water bodies to give the parks more depth. This makes this a walk with plenty of variation. About halfway through your walk, you’ll leave the green belt to walk through the city center, where we pass through the Binnenhof (Houses of parliament), where you might meet the prime minister buying an ice cream on a good day, and along the Vredespaleis (peace palace), where the international court of justice resides. After this we dive into more parks, which will eventually bring us back into Scheveningen.
Harbor of Scheveningen
To Kijkduin (19 km)
Today you’ll walk to the south of Schevening to the smaller seaside resort Kijkduin. Although smaller, Kijkduin is a bit more sociable, and less trendy. It is a lovely place to have lunch though, on the boulevard, watching the waves. However, before you arrive in Kijkduin, you’ll already have enjoyed a beautiful walk through the old center of Scheveningen and the protected Westduinpark. In this area there are beautiful dunes, viewpoints, and Scottish Highlanders. On the way back from Kijkduin you can walk along the beach or through the dunes, both routes take you to Scheveningen harbor, where there is always plenty to see, and where the fish is fresher then anywhere else. From the harbor you’ll walk back to your hotel along the beach or on the Boulevard.
If the weather is nice, Scheveningen is a good place. There is a wonderful beach, and lots of nice places to have a drink or bite or to shop till you drop. The beach pavilions are trendy, and watching people one of the most exercised activities here. There’s also plenty of things to undertake however. There’s Madurodam (Miniature Holland), Sea Life Aquarium, a Casino, and plenty of museums, like Panorama Mesdag (a round painting, made from a dune), The Escher museum, etc. Taking the tram into the city center and going shopping is also a good plan. In short, whether the weather is good or bad, there’s always plenty to do in Scheveningen
Price per person and includes breakfast and VAT.