This afternoon Marco and I visited Scheveningen and walked along the beach’s boulevard. It was definitely a cold day in February, with lots of wind, but at times the sun shone. They were busy preparing for the opening of the beach season which should happen within a few weeks:
Marco and I first walked in the other direction, towards the haven. We took a lovely picture of Keizerstraat. Some call this the oldest shopping street in the Netherlands.
After that Marco and I walked back towards the pier itself (my first time inside!) When I first moved here it was being renovated, and I haven’t had a chance to visit it since it reopened in 2015.
If you walk to the far end of the pier, you’ll come across the Ferris wheel (opened last year):
You’ll also have the opportunity to go bungy jumping if you so desire… (for the record, I do not desire!)
Finally, there is also a lot of art hidden around the beach area. For instance, here is a statue of a fisherman’s wife as she gazes out to sea (thinking of those she has lost to the sea):
Around the same area (closer to the beach) there is a long plaque with the names of those lost at sea since the 1860s. A bit depressing when you see how many children were lost over the years.
And that was our afternoon in Scheveningen!