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Kurhaus in Scheveningen

Here are some hot spots you should not miss in Scheveningen:

1. Scheveningen Resort—If you are a yearning for the sun and the sea, Scheveningen will definitely more than satiate your craving. You can bathe here, bask in the sun, walk along the dunes, play tennis, beach volleyball, or go on a fishing trip. If you are not much of an abyss lover, swimming pools are also available here, with artificial waves.

2. The Kurhaus – Now called the Steigenberger Kurhaus Hotel, this is a renowned building in the area. It was established between 1884 and1885 by German architects. It used to be a concert hall and hotel with 120 rooms. Several heads of state stayed in the Kurhaus during its heyday. Up to the 60s, the Kurhaus was an attraction for the many top artists’ performances. One of the last shows was by the Rolling Stones in 1965. Nowadays, shops, gardens, cafes, and a fitness center surround the spot.

3. King William I Monument – This monument is just 0.75 mile southwest of the Kurhaus. An obelisk to mark the spot where King William I landed in 1813, this was erected in 1865. Every 25 years, his landing is re-enacted.

4. Sea Life Center – This is a world underwater that takes the visitors from the shoreline to the abyss of the ocean. Countless of marine animals, including sharks can be seen here. The highlight of the visit though would be the tunnel that is transparent holding 180,000 liters of seawater. Now, this is scuba diving without having to get soaked! It is open every day but always closed at Christmas day.

5. Traditional Candle Makers – Craft Kaarsemakerij is a workshop offered here perfect for those who would like to learn a new skill which is candlemaking. They also sell various kinds of candles which most tourists purchase as souvenirs and gifts. Located in Strandweg, it’s open from Mondays through Fridays between 1:00p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

6. Westbroekpark Rosarium – This is one of the most breathtaking sites in the country with thousands of roses in bloom from June to October. Annually, rose growers all around the world get together here to win the most-coveted title of “The Golden Rose of The Hague”. This park is open every day but closes from the first night of frost.

7. Zeemuseum – This museum has a wide collection of shells, fish, and other marine animals. It’s open every day between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Admission fee is 5 Euros for adults, 4 Euros for children 12 and under, while it is free for children 3 and below.

8. Scheveningen Harbor – In this harbor, you can engage into fishing and boating activities. There is also a ferry service going to England. If you are up for some market tours, then the fish market and fish auction is an interesting activity to experience. In this area, specialty restaurants also operate which you can conveniently visit when already in the marketplace.

9. Beelden aan Zee Museum – This museum houses a large collection of rotating exhibitions and modern sculptures. This has glass roofs and walls. It was built in the dunes beneath a classicist beach pavilion built during the 19th century.

10. Holland Casino—This casino offers an ultimate night out in town. If you are up to some late partying and exploration, then this place is for you. It has a full live entertainment schedule and a well-planned gaming hall, taking pride in being the biggest casino on the west coast of the continent.

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