Experience the Olympic Games close up from 6 - 21 August during the Olympic Experience in Scheveningen! The Hague sports beach, situated near The Hague Beach Stadium, is the backdrop for a sports festival in which you can undertake countless sports activities. Besides all the sporting attractions, you can also follow the Olympic Games on the big screen together with other visitors in a real 'Maracana' stadium. With diverse live acts as entertainment, the Olympic Experience is a complete day out for the entire family!
On the sports beach near The Hague Beach Stadium, you can follow the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the performance of the Dutch athletes in a unique way at Olympic Experience. The beach at Scheveningen will then be transformed into an Olympic village with an array of activities focused on sports, watching sports and experiencing sports. The Olympic Experience offers space to 6,000 visitors every day. During the day you can play all kinds of sports under the guidance of representatives from different sports federations. In the late afternoon and evening, in the presence of old athletes you can follow the Olympic Games live on giant TV screens, including the previews and reviews and enjoy entertainment. There will also be live broadcasts from the Holland Heineken House in Rio.
The Olympic Experience is open daily from 10.00 - 24.00 and you can participate in dozens of different sports until 18.00. Each day focuses on a different sport:
- 6 August Swimming / Archery
- 7 August Cycling
- 8 August Boxing / Taekwondo
- 9 August Rugby / Fencing
- 10 August Badminton / Handball
- 11 August Tennis / Judo
- 12 August Golf
- 13 August Rowing
- 14 August Sailing
- 15 August Hockey
- 16 August Gymnastics
- 17 August Equestrian Sports / Wrestling
- 18 August Athletics
- 19 August Basketball
- 20 August Triathlon
- 21 August Volleyball
You can follow the sports in Rio on the big screen during the entire day. Depending on the programme, there will be a switch between the various live channels from Rio. In addition, there will be an official outlook every day at the main stage of Plaza Maracana. The ambassador for that day will look ahead to the programme for both the Olympic Experience and the Olympic Games in Rio.
Around 18.00, most sports activities in which you can participate will end. Official sports tournaments, such as the NK Beach Korfball and the international 3x3 basketball tournament, will continue after 18.00, however. After 18.00 Plaza Maracana is the place to be. Here you can cheer on the TeamNL and other Olympic athletes in Rio live while enjoying a bite to eat and a drink. We will all watch the matches together on a giant screen. Most of the finals at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro take place in the evening.
Food and drink
There are plenty of eating and drinking establishments on the event site. Payment can be made with a bank card or you can purchase tokens.
Tickets for the Olympic Experience are available from olympicexperience.nl Children aged up to 4 have free entry.
The Olympic Experience terrain is located at Scheveningen beach. The location is easy to reach by car, public transport and bike. If you are travelling by car, the best route to take from the motorway is Scheveningen Haven. Parking is possible in the harbour or in the Noorderlijk Havenhoofd car park.
The Olympic Experience is also easy to reach on public transport. Different trams run from Den Haag Centraal Station and Hollands Spoor towards Scheveningen, such as lines 1, 16 and 11, which stop on the boulevard. After the last stop for tram 11 you can walk to the Olympic Experience within ten minutes.