Beach pavilion De Waterreus has become a household name in Scheveningen. The well-known beach pavilion has been located parallel to the lighthouse for decades. Since 2016 you can even come here 365 days a year: as the first permanent beach restaurant in Scheveningen, De Waterreus is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious bite to eat and a sociable drink from summer to winter with a view of the North Sea.
Best beach pavilion of 2016 De Waterreus in Scheveningen was voted Best Beach Pavilion in the Netherlands in 2016. The beach restaurant, which was completely renovated in 2016 at its permanent location, earned the prize due to its offering, the quality of food and drinks, attractiveness, commitment of the owners and its modern interior. Even more reason to visit De Waterreus in Scheveningen!
Trendy with a touch of Scheveningen The winter-hardy location of De Waterreus was completely redesigned in 2016. The beach pavilion combines the rugged and sleek look of a trendy restaurant with maritime and old Scheveningen elements that give it a homely atmosphere. On the large terrace you can sit sheltered from the wind, but with a panoramic view of the sea. Perfect for sunny autumn days!
Menu De Waterreus loves working with great products that are a real part of the beach. The extensive menu therefore includes dishes such as North Sea sole in butter and a Scheveningen hotpot. The cocktail menu invites you to have an additional drink in the summer on the sunny terrace. And in the winter months you can warm up here after a wonderful walk along the beach with a hot chocolate milk and a slice of freshly baked pie.
Breakfast buffet every Sunday On Sundays De Waterreus always serves an unlimited breakfast buffet for young and old. With a variety of luxury rolls, eggs prepared to your liking and many types of fillings. Enjoy a relaxed Sunday morning with a view of the sea!
Reservations During the weekend and on lovely summer days you are advised to make a reservation for the restaurant.
Party location De Waterreus is the definitive location if you have something to celebrate. Bachelor parties, weddings, company events, team building: at this magnificent location they will flavour up any party. With the most delicious dishes, workshops or something else. Completely taken care of. And free parking in the harbour. In short: a party throughout the year!
Workshops Come to De Waterreus in Scheveningen for different workshops that are suitable for all kinds of occasions, such as company events, children's parties or simply a fun activity with your friends. There is something to suit everyone. For example, you can choose to get nice and busy during one of the active workshops, including surfing lessons, power kiting and jogging. There are special activities for children, such as pitch and putt on the beach and theatre workshops. If you want some culinary activity, then take a sushi workshop or do some wine tasting. Maybe you'd like something entirely different: a belly-dancing workshop? Whatever you can think up De Waterreus will organise!
Scheveningen: four seasons long In Scheveningen there's a wealth of activities for young and old four seasons a year. At the Netherlands' most famous coastal attraction, The Pier, you can visit a cosy market almost every weekend. After a refreshing walk along the beach, drop in at the restaurants and cafés on the boulevard and the year-round beach clubs to enjoy a delicious dinner with a view of the sea. Nearby SEA LIFE Scheveningen is a must for a day out with children. The Pathé cinema, Circustheater and Holland Casino guarantee a great evening out in Scheveningen. The historic city centre of The Hague is only fifteen minutes from Scheveningen beach!
Directions De Waterreus is located throughout the year at Scheveningen beach parallel with the lighthouse. The beach pavilion 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 where The Hague Beach Stadium is located during the summer months. You can park your car free here during the winter months.
De Waterreus 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 De Waterreus within five minutes.
Beach Restaurant De Waterreus
Strandweg 3a, 2586 JK, The Hague
We loved the place so close to the sea. The music is very trendy. We had a nice lunch there. They take their time to serve you, it took almost 60 minutes to get something to drink and 90 minutes to get the main dish. I took the grilled salmon which was very nice.
Nice place well located. The service is really poor, not efficient. Food is average for the price. We ordered a dish to be shared for kids. They never brought the second plate and I add to go to the bar to get the plate. Fish was good. Mussels were not well washed and fries portions are small even for kids. Really sad to get average service in such a beautifull place.
This place is a mess, honestly. The food isn't that bad but when you come here on crowded weekends it can take hours to arrive.
The main problem is that there are too many people and not enough to waitresses.
If you are looking to come here with a lot of people, consider the wait.
The view might be worth it but there are better alternatives all around.
Would not recommend going.