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Sculptures by the Sea (Museum Beelden aan Zee) Tours

Sculptures by the Sea (Museum Beelden aan Zee)
Sculptures by the Sea (Museum Beelden aan Zee) Every trip to The Hague should include time for a trip to the beach. There’s the obvious reasons, the surf, sand and boardwalk, but a trip to the beach also means you’ll get to see the Sculptures by the Sea.

Located on Scheveningen Boulevard, with an enviable view of the beach, the bronze Sculptures were put in place by the nearby Beelden aan Zee Museum. Designed by American sculptor Tom Otterness, legends of the sea served as their inspiration.

You can’t miss them as you walk or bike along the boulevard. You’ll stop without hesitation to snap a picture. It’s next to impossible not to smile when you lay eyes on the Herring eater, the largest of the collection. The sculptures are on display out in the open, along the beach, not behind doors or gates, which means you can see them any time of day.

If you can drag yourself from the beach, the Beelden aan Zee Museum is a good place to take a break from the sand and sun. The museum is home to nearly 1,000 sculptures, most from the second half of the 20th century.

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Guided tours, for which an additional fee is needed, are available every day at 2 p.m., and no reservations are required. For a few more euros, you can upgrade your ticket to include tea and a treat. The Beelden aan Zee Museum is located in the beach dunes surrounding Paviljoen De Witte on the boulevard in Scheveningen, not far from the Kurhaus Hotel. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Address: Scheveningen Badplaats Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands
Hours: Guided tours 2 p.m. daily; closed Mondays
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Self-Guided Interactive Walking Tour of Scheveningen

Self-Guided Interactive Walking Tour of Scheveningen

Price per group of 2-6 people. Within 2 hours the Qula Scheveningen City Trail will guide you along the best spots in Scheveningen, while playing fun riddles and assignments on your smartphone. Try to set a top score with family or friends and explore the city. There are no fixed starting times or reservations, you pick your own day and time. The Trail is available 24/7 and there is no time limit - you can start, pause and stop whenever it suits you! It's offered in multiple languages (Eng, Ger, Fr, Ned, Sp, It and more). The Qula City Trail is great fun and the most affordable outing for families and groups of friends. How does it work? With your booking, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to play the Trail on your smartphone. Android or IPhone compatible. Once at the starting point, you begin your quest through the city, it's that easy!
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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What are Sculptures by the Sea (Museum Beelden aan Zee) hours of operation?
Sculptures by the Sea (Museum Beelden aan Zee) hours of operation: Guided tours 2 p.m. daily; closed Mondays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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