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New plan will make it easier to get to Scheveningen and The Hague

Published: 3 June 2021Modified: 3 June 2021

Visitors should be able to travel more easily to the beach on public transport or by bike or scooter rather than coming by car. For this reason the municipality, the Rotterdam-The Hague metropolitan area, NS and HTM are joining forces to make getting to and from Scheveningen and Kijkduin beach as optimal and clean as possible.

The parties recently signed the Slim en Schoon naar Stad en Strand (Getting to the city and beach in an optimal and clean way) agreement. The agreement outlines ideas for projects to ensure that visitors are better able to get to Scheveningen beach and Kijkduin. The programme aims to improve travel options on public transport and bicycle as well as bike-sharing and scooter-sharing schemes. The goal is to improve the connections between the region and city with the beach.

The programme includes plans for:

  • a tram from The Hague’s Central Station to the beach with only 1 stop in between
  • extra guarded and unguarded parking facilities for bicycles and scooters close to the beach
  • 1 combination ticket for travelling to the beach by train and tram.

Cars out of the city

Cars will be kept out of the city as much as possible. Travellers will be able to use tailormade transportation at important locations at the edge of the city and at train stations. For travellers arriving by train it should not make any difference which train station in The Hague they arrive at and where they want to go. They should be able to continue their journey from any station seamlessly, optimally and quickly. The plans will be coordinated so that visitors can travel door to door. This of course includes transferring from the train to a tram, bicycle or scooter.

Investments

The crowds and nuisance in the summer of 2020 showed that Scheveningen and Kijkduin need to be made better accessible. The organisations together will invest € 30 million in this programme. The municipality is paying € 10 million, the NS € 15 million and the Rotterdam-The Hague metropolitan area € 5 million.

Future of Scheveningen beach

The new Slim en Schoon naar Stad en Strand plan fits in well with the Programma Toekomst Scheveningen badplaats. The municipality has created this programme to preserve the special character of Scheveningen, without harming its liveability and safety.

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