Scheveningen Pier, Hague

Scheveningen Pier, Hague (must see)

The Scheveningen Pier is for pleasure. It opened in 1959, replacing the ruins of the earlier pier which was destroyed in World War II. The first Sheveningen Pier, named Stroll Main Queen Wilhelmina opened in 1901. It was a wooden structure built on a steel foundation directly in front of the Kurhaus hotel.

In September 1959 the current pier opened. It construction was unusual. It was in two levels, an upper and lower deck. The upper deck was exposed to the weather and the lower level was closed to the elements. There were four terminals called "islands".

In 2014 the Kondor Wessels Group bought the pier and they had plans. In 2015 the upper deck was reopened and provided with a restaurant and a Bungee jumping station. The pier has a tall tower rising over the waters of Scheveningen. One may climb to the top, but be advised it is a climb. Three hundred steps up and the same three hundred down.

If the tower is not thrilling enough, may we recommend the Ferris Wheel? Yes, the first Dutch Giant Ferris Wheel, offering spectacular views of the sea and the Hague skyline. The wheel has 36 closed cars with air conditioning and one car with a glass floor for those daring souls who like to look down. Not risky enough? Try the Casino.

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Scheveningen Pier on Map

Sight Name: Scheveningen Pier
Sight Location: Hague, Netherlands (See walking tours in Hague)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Hague, Netherlands

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