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SEA LIFE Scheveningen

Strandweg 13, 2586 JK The Hague
SEA LIFE Scheveningen
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
The entrance closes one hour earlier.

Different opening hours apply during school holidays, high season and public holidays, check the SEA LIFE website for details.
Suited for
Museum genre
Youth, Other

SEA LIFE Scheveningen gives you a unique glimpse into the amazing underwater life in our oceans. Stand eye to eye with sharks and rays. Learn more about turtles and dangerous piranhas. And meet the friendly otters and penguins in their lovely habitat. SEA LIFE has no less than 45 aquariums with marine animals and is open every day from 10 am, view current opening times here. The indoor attraction also offers a varied outing for families with children aged from around 3 -11, even if it rains or the weather is bad in The Hague. Kids can watch the animals being fed each day and during the school holidays there are extra children's activities that can be attended free of charge. Located on the boulevard at Scheveningen, SEA LIFE is perfect for combining with a visit to the beach. That way, you'll turn a day away into a real sea day!

SEA LIFE Scheveningen
SEA LIFE Scheveningen
SEA LIFE Scheveningen
SEA LIFE Scheveningen
SEA LIFE Scheveningen
SEA LIFE Scheveningen

Feeding times

Every day SEA LIFE has feeding sessions with different animals, which you can attend. You will receive the programme with the exact times at the entrance. 

      Underwater tunnel

      A typical tropical experience is the underwater tunnel in SEA LIFE. Here you can experience what it's like to take a dive in tropical seas. Surrounded by sea animals and beautiful corals, you'll be amazed at the magical underwater world in which turtles and sharks swim above your head.

      Touch pool

      Would you like to experience underwater animals close up? You can in the SEA LIFE interactive touch pool! Different underwater animals that live near the coast can be touched under the supervision of an employee. Feel a real starfish, hold a crab and learn all about these animals.

      Glimpse behind the scenes

      SEA LIFE Scheveningen always provides a unique glimpse behind the scenes during the school holidays and weekends. During this tour, under the supervision of an employee you can visit the animal sanctuary, laboratory, kitchen and pump installations. Help test the water, see where the food is prepared and discover much more about the underwater world. (Caution: feeding animals is not part of the tour). A behind-the-scenes tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and is suitable for children aged 10 and over. Booking in advance is required (070-3542100), but it is also possible to register at the cash desk if places are still available.

      Nature conservation

      In addition to showing the beautiful world of the seas and oceans, SEA LIFE also works towards nature conservation. The attraction makes visitors aware of how important this is and regularly contributes to the conservation of sea life. In this way, SEA LIFE endeavours to ensure that the underwater world is not just on show in its aquariums, but that it can also be admired in the wild.


      SEA LIFE is surrounded by a host of other attractions in Scheveningen, such as the Pier, Museum Beelden aan Zee, the Circustheater and Holland Casino. The immediate vicinity of SEA LIFE offers a wealth of activities for young and old during every season. 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. 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!


      SEA LIFE is located right on Scheveningen's Boulevard. If you're coming by car, once off the motorway, follow the signs for Scheveningen Bad. There are a number of car parks in the immediate vicinity. For further information on the best route, accessibility and parking in Scheveningen please visit denhaag.com/nl/scheveningen. SEA LIFE is also easy to get to by public transport. A number of trams and buses will take you from either train station in The Hague to Scheveningen in just quarter of an hour. Disembark at Kurhausplein, and you'll reach SEA LIFE in about five minutes.


      SEA LIFE is located on the boulevard of Scheveningen, near the Kurhaus and De Pier. Please note that the boulevard will be renovated until the summer of 2025. SEA LIFE will remain accessible. For the last 100 metres towards SEA LIFE on the central part of the boulevard, follow the colourful signage on site. The aquarium attraction can be reached quickly and easily from the centre of The Hague by public transport, car and bicycle. It will take you about 15 minutes in all cases. Those travelling by public transport can take tram lines 1 and 9 or bus lines 21, 22 and 23. From The Hague Central Station, you can take tram 9 towards Scheveningen. From The Hague Hollands Spoor station, HTM trams 1 and 9 will take you to the beach. Get off at the Kurhaus stop and walk to SEA LIFE in five minutes. By car, follow the signs for Scheveningen Bad from the motorway. There are several car parks in the immediate vicinity of SEA LIFE: Parking Nieuwe Parklaan, Parking Kurhaus and Parking Scheveningen Strand. These are open seven days a week 24 hours a day and are all within a ten-minute walk of SEA LIFE. For practical info on the best route, accessibility and parking in Scheveningen, check out this handy information. The best way to get to Scheveningen is by (moped) bike. Especially with nice weather, this is the quickest way. There are lots of unguarded bicycle parking spaces in Scheveningen. Right on the beach, there are also several guarded Biesieklette bicycle sheds, where you can park your bike for free.

      Renovation boulevard Scheveningen

      The central part of Scheveningen's unique boulevard, between De Pier and Beelden aan Zee, is being renovated.

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