The port of Scheveningen is always a hive of activity. With cutters setting out to catch the very best fish, visiting yachts mooring, or day trippers finding their way to one of the restaurants along the quays - the port of Scheveningen is home to a number of special restaurants and cafes, besides being a hub for the fish trade. The fine view of the yacht harbour, the hustle and bustle at the Visafslag, and the fresh sea breeze all contribute to making the port of Scheveningen a unique spot in the Netherlands for dining out.
Lively attraction Besides the beach the harbour is one of the most visited attractions of Scheveningen. With more then 3.5 million visitors a year the harbour is a popular area amongst the locals and tourists. Until the 1960's the harbours main purpose was the fishery. Over the last years it grew into a lively attraction. Scheveningen harbour (haven in Dutch) is known for its excellent (fish)restaurants and cosy cafés.
Restaurants Reserve a good spot with a view of the harbour in one of the many charming restaurants. The menu proves that despite modernisation, the harbour still lives and breathes fresh fish. Fresh fish is the order of the day at Catch by Simonis. Café Restaurant Rootz at the Harbour, 'the Belgian of Scheveningen' has a terrace with a view of the harbour. And Restaurant Waterproef is described by Michelin as a "jewel on the quay"!
Port of Scheveningen Water taxi The Port of Scheveningen Water taxi ('Watertaxi Scheveningen Haven') offers pedestrians during the summer months a quick and enjoyable way of getting from one side of the harbour to the other. Between 11.00 am and 08.00 pm, the Water taxi covers the stretch between Dr Lelykade and Zuiderstrandtheater every hour on the hour, stopping at the yacht harbour (Jachthaven) and Kantine Visafslag along the way. The Water taxi connects the second, first and third harbours with one another (Tweede, Eerste en Derde Haven), making it possible for visitors to make their way right round the harbour.