Beaches in The Hague
Netherlands - a northern country, but refers tothat part of Europe that its over warm Gulf Stream. Therefore, even in the North Sea you can swim without risking unaccustomed to earn cold. Once in The Hague in the summer, you can visit the two main urban beach. The most popular of these is Scheveningen, situated in the northern part of the city. Second - Kyaykdaun - can be found in the west of the metropolis. To visit the best sandy beaches of The Hague, will have to take a "walk" for 15-20 minutes - by tram. In winter or early spring to look at the city's beaches is also possible, if you want to visit the fish restaurants and enjoy the fantastic scenery. You will enjoy a harsh North Sea and the vast sand dunes. However, the beaches of The Hague itself is different, and each is good in its own way.
The history goes back to the beach of Scheveningen in 1818. Then it was a fishing village which has not yet entered the city limits of The Hague. One fisherman has decided to offer a wealth of fellow citizens, of course, for a fee, to use closed sea baths. This was done in order to for the wealthy vacationers did not observe the common people. So large baths were installed with salt water, and regardless of the weather they maintained a very comfortable temperature.
The waters of the North Sea, being salty, hadhealing properties, so the proposal by representatives of the local bourgeoisie perceived "a great success". The enterprising fisherman were not limited to this and designed the carriage on the beach, serving at the same time a cloakroom and a device going down into the water.
Painful representatives of high society began to regularly gather on the beach of Scheveningen. In turn, The Hague has grown and merged with the Scheveningen.
Over the years, it has become a flimsy wooden citedconstruction, which closes the sea baths on the beach, gradually transformed into a chic seaside resort, where there is a full range of facilities for patients. He opened the concert hall, and behind it - a casino and restaurants. Today the hospital, which received the name "Kurhaus", considered one of the most respected health resorts in Europe.
Even the Queen of the Netherlands, traditionally celebrates its birthday here, so once a year in Scheveningen give a true royal ball.
Nearby, on the Promenade, you can visit the aquarium "Sea Life Scheveningen." This maritime museum - the largest in the Netherlands.
Even in the New Year, this beach is popular. Then from around the world gather, tourists to the traditional winter swimming. Often there are organizing all kinds of sports and festivities. In summer, every Saturday is held here very spectacular fireworks festival.
Beach Kyaykdaun that in the southwestern part of The Hague, notso popular with tourists, and it is frequently visited by the locals. It is much less of Scheveningen. In addition, a number is only a single hotel, but there are several restaurants and bars. But it is very beautiful nature, there is a great commotion, and therefore convenient to make trips by bicycle or on horseback along the coast.