Pavilion de Witte is a former Royal country residence in Scheveningen which was built in 1827 at the request of King William I. A year later, the King gave this temple-like country residence as a birthday gift to his consort Queen Frederike Luise Wilhelmine, who, for the sake of her health, was obliged to spend much time by the sea. After his granddaughter Princess Marie of the Netherlands inherited the Palace and subsequently married the German Prince Von Wied, the Pavilion was known as Pavilion Von Wied. The palace was property of the King until 1902. In 1994, the Pavilion was comprehensively renovated under the direction of Wim Quist, who also realised the adjacent museum Beelden aan Zee (Sculptures by the See). Nowadays, Pavilion de Witte hosts meetings, dinners and receptions.