Scheveningen harbour

Scheveningen harbour lies directly on the North Sea and is centrally located on the Dutch coast, allowing for rapid movement of shipping in and out of the harbour. Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and the ports of the Hook of Holland and IJmuiden are accessible by cargo vessels in less than an hour.

The wharfs are large enough for the shipping and storage of cargo. The harbour provides berths for more than 7,500 vessels each year. Apart from offshore, cargo and reefer vessels, a number of fishing vessels sail in and out of the harbour every day.

The Port Authority and Traffic Control Centre ensure the smooth and safe passage of maritime traffic 24 hours a day. The Port Authority also manages, operates and maintains the harbour.

Overview of Scheveningen's 3 harbours
Overview of Scheveningen's 3 harbours

The future

Scheveningen harbour is undergoing a large-scale redevelopment. Priority is being given to the fishing fleet, harbour-related services/off-shore support, water sports and new developments in shipping and water management. There is greater cooperation among companies, government agencies and knowledge institutes focused on the coast and sea.

Boat in the first harbour of Scheveningen (source: Fugro N.V.)
Boat in the first harbour of Scheveningen (source: Fugro N.V.)

First harbour: fisheries

The First Harbour is the centre of the fishing fleet, with shipping companies and the fish auction. The Port Authority and the Traffic Control Centre offices are also located here. There is also space for off-shore vessels, large commercial vessels, the towing services and the coast guard rescue services (KNRM). The wharves are home to major commercial activities.

Second Harbour: recreation

Second harbour of Scheveningen
Second harbour of Scheveningen

The Second Harbour is the recreational harbour. Apart from the marina, the Second Harbour offers space for charter vessels and small professional and recreational fishing vessels. The quays are lined with restaurants and cafes, making it a friendly and lively place. It represents a mix of professional activities and tourism.

Third Harbour: special vessels

Boat in the third harbour of Scheveningen
Boat in the third harbour of Scheveningen

The Third Harbour provides space for special vessels such as those from the Rijkswaterstaat (part of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment). Part of this harbour will be developed as a harbour for seagoing vessels. It also offers facilities for professional shipping. The wharf can also be used for commercial and research vessels, and is also suitable for larger sailing boats.

Events at the harbour

Events are regularly held in Scheveningen. For a list of current events visit This is The Hague.

Address and contact details

Port Authority and Traffic Control Centre

Visafslagweg 1
2583 DM The Hague
Telephone: (070) 352 77 01 (Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 16.00 hrs.)
Telephone: (070) 352 77 21 (other days/times)

Traffic Control Centre Scheveningen (maritime)

Mariphone: VHF 21
Telephone: (070) 352 77 21 (24 hours a day)

Scheveningen Marina

Mariphone: VHF 31
Telephone: (070) 352 00 17
Mobile: 06 - 53 29 31 37

G. de Ruiter Scheepsagenturen B.V.

Telephone: (070) 354 88 54

Visafslag United Fish Auctions Scheveningen

Mobile: 06 - 28 48 32 44

Published: 12 January 2016Modified: 28 April 2022