Sand sculptures (Or: Art in The Hague)

A few days ago I came across another opportunity to do a sand-related post! The Hague has been celebrating Prinsjesdag this summer. One way they have been doing this is by creating a temporary sand art tourist attraction (read more in Dutch). This is quite similar to the photos I was able to grab in 2010 while here on vacation.

This year there were three sculptures done:

landing of Prince of Orange sand art The Hague

a sculpture capturing the arrival (“aankomst”) of William I in Scheveningen in 1813.

Willem I sand art in The Hague

a sculpture of Willem I, with the older look on the left and a slightly more modern full body view on the right

200 jaar koninkrik sand art in The Hague

sand sculpture about Prinsjesdag 2014, with the golden carriage in the front and the modern skyline of The Hague behind (words below are “200 jaar koninkrijk” or a celebration of the Netherlands being a kingdom for 200 years).

sand art in The Hague

a sideways look at all three sculptures together

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2 thoughts on “Sand sculptures (Or: Art in The Hague)

  1. Beautiful sculptures! I would love to come see these. Thanks for the post!! I’d never have seen them otherwise.

    • You’re welcome! I am not sure if they do them every year but I will be on the look for them next year.

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