18 Aug

Historic walking tour of Scheveningen and boat ride

The Hague Bridge invites you to a walking tour of Scheveningen, the most famous beach resort of the Netherlands, on Saturday, 18 August.

The tour will take you to the old village, where you can attend the annual Historic Festival Scheveningen. It will end in the harbour, where the Minerva sailing ship will take you on a short boat ride along the Scheveningen coast.


The programme for this Hague Bridge activity is as follows:

  • 13.00 hrs.: Welcome with coffee and tea at Muzee Scheveningen
  • 13.30 hrs.: Start of walking tour
  • 14.00 hrs.: Visit to the Historic Festival Scheveningen
  • 15.30 hrs.: Short break for 'harinkje happen' at the Haringhuisje
  • 16.00 hrs.: Board the Minerva sailing ship in Scheveningen Harbour
  • 17.00 hrs.: Boat trip from Scheveningen and drinks with a local bite
  • 18.00 hrs.: Return to the harbour


Please register by sending an email to martin.born@denhaag.nl before 15 August 2018. Participation is free of charge.

Practical information

  • The tour will be in English.
  • Only 50 people can join the tour, so sign up quickly.
  • The tour will be for adults only and a maximum of 2 people may register at a time.
  • Please keep in mind that there is limited parking available at Muzee Scheveningen. You are advised to come by bike or public transport. The tour will start at Muzee Scheveningen (Neptunusstraat 90-92) and end at the Scheveningen harbour.
  • The last day of the International Fireworks Festival of Scheveningen also takes place on 18 August with 2 fireworks displays at 21.45 and 22.30 hrs.). You are encouraged to stay in Scheveningen after the tour to enjoy the festival.

    About The Hague Bridge

    The Hague Bridge is a programme of the City of The Hague. It organises events to bring local and international residents together, promotes The Hague as the international city of Peace and Justice, and stirs city pride among residents of The Hague.

    Seaside Celebrations

    This event is part of the Seaside Celebrations The Hague – Scheveningen. Exactly 200 years ago, Jacobus Pronk built the first bathhouse in Scheveningen, a small wooden structure containing 4 seawater bathtubs. This gave rise to the first seaside resort in the Netherlands. Since 1818 the fishing village has evolved into a lively seaside resort that attracts a wide public. The year-round Seaside Celebrations programme kicked off on 1 January 2018 with the Unox New Year's Dive and ends on 31 December 2018 with Bonfires. More information on Seaside Celebrations can be found on denhaag.com/en/seasidecelebrations.