On Friday evening, March 9, 2018, the first edition of the City Pier Night Walk will take place. The route of about 10 kilometres leads participants from the Malieveld to Scheveningen. The special walk passes through the illuminated streets of the city of The Hague, where music and entertainment uplift the atmosphere at various points.
Rings Beside the Sea
The route ends at the Rings Beside the Sea: a 400-metre-diameter sand sculpture of 400, designed by architect Bruno Doedens. The 20 rings together form an ode to the 200 year seaside resort of The Hague - Scheveningen. In a backdrop of musical ambiance, the City Pier Night Walk ends in the centre of the sculpture.
4.00 pm - 7.15 pm: Collect start tickets
18.45 pm: Official opening ceremony
7.00 pm - 7.30 pm: Start City Pier Night Walk
22.30 pm: Expected finish last walkers
23.00 pm: End of event
Participants for the City Pier Night Walk must register in advance. It costs 16 euros to participate in the walking tour. Participants receive a starting permit, light gadget, refreshments and a lovely keepsake. Moreover, you will experience a special route in atmospheric ambience of approximately 10 km. It is an opportunity to experience Rings Beside the Sea up close in a unique setting.
The minimum age to participate in the City Pier Night Walk is 10 years. The walking time is a maximum of 3 hours over a distance of 10 km. The start is on the Malieveld in close proximity to public transport facilities (Den Haag Centraal Station) and a parking garage. From the finish in Scheveningen there are good public transport connections back to the starting point.
Feest aan Zee
It was exactly 200 years ago that Jacobus Pronk built the first bathhouse at Scheveningen, a small wooden construction containing four seawater bathtubs. This made Scheveningen the first seaside resort in the Netherlands. The entire city will be celebrating with festivals, exhibitions and shows, and that’s just for starters. The Volvo Ocean Race is coming to The Hague, and 11 huge sand sculptures will be created on Lange Voorhout during the World Championship Sand Sculpting. See the festivity-packed programme at