About this listing
Babysitting service available upon request
I'm an Irish woman who has been living in The Netherlands for 16 years. My apartment is located in Scheveningen which is only a short 10 min tram ride from Den Haag City Center or The Hague as some may know it is 20 mins away from Rotterdam and 45 mins away from Amsterdam.
My apartment is located on the 3rd floor of a 7 story building and has a little balcony with seating which you are welcome to use. The supermarket is very close by. The shops on the very lovely Frederik Hendriklaan is also very close by.
Scheveningen is a resort where you can enjoy lots of excellent clubs, bars and restaurants that are all within walking distance, public transport is very convenient but there is also free parking all around my area.
Scheveningen was once a little fishing village before the road which connects it to Den Haag was built but it has expanded a lot in the latter years, it's very much a tourist area and has visitors from all over the globe at all times of the year. There are some excellent bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the apartment and more up at and around the famous Kurhus Hotel but of naturally I will be more than happy to show you where the best ones are! ;-)
THINGS TO DO IN SCHEVENINGEN:
There are many fun activities to do in Scheveningen throughout the year. You like nature, shopping or something else? Scheveningen is the place to be! Make a cruise trip around the coast of Scheveningen. Breath taking views of the shore line guaranteed. Looking for a more of an active activity? Try walking, horse riding, surfing or even bungee jumping. Below you can find a selection of activities Scheveningen has to offer.
Hiking is a relaxed and active way to explore Scheveningen. The beach is a good place to get away from things and recharge your battery. Scheveningen has plenty of nice hiking trails through the dunes and forest. Most of the touristic attractions can easily be reached by foot. Visitors often forget to hike around in one of the forests.
The Westbroek park is an oasis of peace and tranquility. Check out the many different roses in the rose garden. Children can live it up at the playground.
Would like to go hiking but do not know where to go? Visit the VVV office in the Keizerstraat. Here you can find many maps and get more information.
Holland is the biking capital of the world. For Dutch people it is very normal to own a bike and use this as their main transportation. Scheveningen can be explored perfectly by bike as most roads can not be accessed by car.
The bike rental shop in Scheveningen rents out bikes for half a day or full day. Here you can also get information about the several biking trails alongside the beach or forest. Worried about what to eat during the day? Take a picnic basket along!
Shopaholics can shop their heart's content in Scheveningen. The boulevard offers the most touristic kind of shops. Whilst the Palace Promenade and the Keizerstraat gives a wider shopping selection. Do realize that the prices might be slightly higher on the boulevard then in the regular shops. Grab that shopping bag and shop till you drop!
The Palace Promenade shopping mall offers a wide selection of shops and restaurants. The entrance is located across from the cinema (close by New York Pizza and Burger King).
There are many small shops where you can buy clothes, books, jewelry and much more. The end of the shopping mall leads right onto the boulevard of Scheveningen. Make sure to make a stop at the food centre and try one of the typical Dutch dishes. Inside the Palace promenade you can also find a casino and play hall for children.
The Keizerstraat is one of the oldest shopping streets of Holland. The shopping street is located right in the historical heart of Scheveningen village. Walk to the end of the street and you'll find yourself right on the beach of Scheveningen. The Keizerstreet has more than 100 shops to suite your shopping needs. Don’t forget to have a drink in one of the local bars or on the terrace. In the Keizerstreet you can also still find some traditional folklore.
At the end of the Keizerstraat you can still find the original church. This is the oldest monument in Scheveningen and originated from the 15th century. Next to the church the ‘fishing wife’statue still overlooks the ocean. She was placed there to remember all fishermen who never returned from their fishing trip.
Scheveningen is known for all different kinds of water sports. Kite surfing, wind surfing and sailing, just to name a few. In the harbor of Scheveningen you will find all different kind of sailing and motor boats. The harbor also has a nice yacht club where sailors come together for a drink. As soon as the wind starts picking up the harbor becomes alive. By car, bike or foot sailors are getting as quickly as possible to the beach.
Surfing seems challenging, but with some good instructions it is not as difficult as it seems. The rush of standing for the first time on your own surfboard in the ocean is amazing. Hart beach is the best known surf school in Scheveningen. In summer you can find the school right on the beach by the harbor. With these experienced surf instructors you can learn the basic techniques in no time. Besides surfing the Hart beach school also offers other fun activities for on the beach. Try for example surf fishing! You catch your own fish while sitting on a surfboard in the ocean. Not such a fan of the ocean? Try power surfing on the beach. That is kiting with a kite on the beach. If you are looking for peace and would like to relax try beach yoga.
In The Netherlands sailing is a very popular sport. Sea sailing is for many the ultimate water sport challenge. Sailors familiarized with lakes know approximately 10% of what is needed to know on the open ocean. Sailing schools offer the right courses to prepare you. Please note that you cannot go sailing without the proper instructions.
Are you only in Scheveningen for a day or two? Go for a short trip where no pre-knowledge is needed. Before leaving a short introduction about safety on the boat is given.
Be adventures and go sea fishing in Scheveningen! The entire year it is possible to go fishing in the North Sea. Many different kinds of fish can be caught, such as mackerel and cod. At the sport fishing companies you can either rent or buy all the fishing equipment needed. Did you catch a fish? Throw it back or bring it on ice home for dinner.
15 May until 5 Oct Mackerel fishing
1 Oct until 31 May Anchor fishing on codfish and whiting
1 Oct until 31 May Wreck fishing on codfish
The real daredevils amongst us can make a bungee jump from the 60 meter high tower on the pier. Before the jump takes place you will receive proper instructions from the professional jump team. You will then be lifted by a little yellow cart to 60 meters high. Make the jump and do not forget to look around. The views are amazing. Pictures are made by a professional photographer which can be purchased after the jump. A great memory of a great adventure. Too scared to do this all by yourself? Make a duo jump together with a friend.
To discover the coastline of Scheveningen make a boat trip along the coastline. While enjoying the views you can have a drink and bite to eat on the boat. Due to the weather restrictions it is only possible to make these boat trips in July and August. It is also possible to charter the entire boot with a minimum of 10 people.
Want to experience the beach in a different way? In Scheveningen this can be done year round. Riding school the Fjorden Paard offers horse riding trips for beginners and more advanced riders. The different routes lead you to the most beautiful spots Scheveningen has to offer. During one of these trips you might even see foxes, rabbits or small deers. During the summer months it is possible to make a ride twice a week, in the winter only once a week.
Scheveningen has more than enough fun activities to do for kids. Besides the beach and the ocean there are many more fun activities. What about jumping on a trampoline? Or midget golfing in the dark. When you go visit the Pier the kids can enjoy themselves in the Treasure Island. For kids of all ages there are many adventures activities to do. Find below a selection of the best ones.
There is a great kid attraction right next to the Pier: Trampoline jumping. This attraction is very popular amongst kids. There is a choice between a normal or bungee trampoline. Both just as fun! There is always enough staff to watch the children. Want to celebrate your child’s birthday somewhere original? Trampoline centre Scheveningen also hosts birthday parties.
Are the kids having fun with the trampoline jumping? For the parents there is the nearby Kurhaus Hotel to enjoy a coffee or lunch.
There is more to do then shopping in the Palace Promenade. Hommerson funland is a fun playhall for kids of all ages. The newest games and slot machines can be found here.
Kids can dance on the ‘dancing stage’ or try the ‘madwave’. When you are shopping the kids can enjoy themselves at the Hommerson funland!
Mini golfing is a well known game in The Netherlands. The mini golf course in Scheveningen is however slightly different. It is played in the dark. The balls, sticks and the tracks are painted with black light so visitors know where to aim at.
The 18 holes indoor course has a dangerous theme of pirates and sea creatures. For kids (4 years or older) this is an exciting and fun adventure.
Segway & Step
Choose a completely different way of transportation once to discover Scheveningen. Use the step or segway! With a step or segway you can drive through the dunes, over the biking paths and along the boulevard. Both the step and segway can be rented at Skate shop Rollerwave. A very fun way of transportation.
Is this the way we will transport ourselves in the future? Not a country full of bikes but of segway? Experience it now yourself in Scheveningen.
This two wheel bike is kept in perfect balance due to the most sophisticated technology. Move your body forwards or backwards and the segway moves alongside. Before using the segway a quick training of 15 minutes needs to be followed. Afterwards the segway is all yours!
Explore Scheveningen in an active and original way by step. These are not the old fashion kick bikes anymore. These are the super modern ones.
Everyone always enjoys Scheveningen and Den Haag and I'm certain you will too!
The entire apartment is available to the guests and areas and amenities aren't shared with anyone else.
Interaction with Guests
I usually meet guests myself, however, I travel quite a bit so this may not be possible at the time of your arrival so I will have a trusted friend who will be happy to meet you with the keys. Please be aware that check in is after 18:00 but arrangements can be made should you prefer to arrive at an earlier time.
- There is always something to do.
- People are very friendly and are used to tourists so speaking English (and sometimes German) is never a problem.
Trams 1, 11, 17 and bus 22 are all within walking distance
1) Please treat my house as you would like yours to be treated.
2) Please be respectful and considerate of my neighbours
3) Have a great time!!
About the Host, Edelle
I love reading a good thriller that has me on the edge of my seat. I like movies and watching T.V. especially all the CSIs, Criminal Minds, Medical Detectives, etc and anything to do with the paranormal. I also love to travel but unfortunately haven't been able to do much lately with the exception of going home to Ireland to spend time with my family or have them visit me here, my family are extremely important to me and I'd much rather spend the time with them than anywhere else. I love the beach, playing pool, dancing/clubbing and socalising with my friends. I like to eat out, my favorite food is Italian, Japanese and French and I love my red wine chilled.