- 12 January 2016
- 18 January 2016
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.
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.
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
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
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 www.denhaag.com/nl/scheveningen.
Address and contact details
Port Authority and Traffic Control Centre
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)
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