Scheveningen is one of the eight districts in The Hague. Already in the 13th century Scheveningen is mentioned. In 1663 Scheveningen played an important role in the battle between the English and Dutch fleet during the first Anglo-Dutch war.
For centuries Scheveningen was mainly a fishing village, but in the 19th century Scheveningen became popular because of the coast and Scheveningen became an important tourist resort. In 1886 the famous Kurhaus hotel was opened. Scheveningen has always attracted many painters. The most famous painter was Hendrik Willem Mesdag, whose Panorama of Scheveningen is 14 meters high and 120 meters wide.
The Hague is the third-largest city in the Netherlands. The Hague is the seat of the cabinet of the Netherlands, the States General, the Supreme Court, and the Council of State. The residence and work palace of the Dutch King and Queen are also located in The Hague. Most foreign embassies in the Netherlands are located in The Hague as well as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. The Hague is the biggest seaside town in the Netherlands and also has many parks. There are quite a few renowned museums, like the Panorama Mesdag, the largest circular canvas in Europe. Look 360º around you and experience the magical optical illusion created by this panorama of Scheveningen from 1881. The Mauritshuis museum houses a world-famous collection from the Dutch Golden Age, with ‘The Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by Vermeer as one of the highlights. Also worth a visit are the ‘Sculptures by the Sea’ museum, Escher museum and the Gemeentemuseum with the largest Mondrian collection in the world. And if you want to see the whole of the Netherlands in miniature, then a visit to Madurodam should be on your list.