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Volvo Ocean Race
-Eight-day festival in The Hague
Volvo Ocean Race is coming to The Hague! This legendary sailing race ends in June 2018 in the Netherlands for the first time. After 46,000 miles the racing boats will finish in the harbour at Scheveningen. For eight days, from 24 June to 1 July, Scheveningen harbour will form the backdrop for sailing and watersports. Countless watersports activities and competitions are set to take place, as well as plenty of entertainment. The Finish will be a celebration for all ages, sailing fans, sports lovers and families. Entrance is free every day.
Take a break and treat yourself with a glass of Chardonnay at a beach club in the sun. Scheveningen always gives you a laid-back holiday feeling. But did you know that there’s more to experience around the Hague resort?
With a multitude of festivals and events throughout the entire year, The Hague is the definitive festival city. Be amazed by concerts at unique locations during Festival Classique. Enjoy spectacular firework shows during the Fireworks Festival in Scheveningen. And step into another world at the Tong Tong Fair, the world’s biggest Euro-Asian event.
The Hague is the ultimate sport city by the sea and proves that this summer with countless top events. Admire the Volvo Ocean Race in the harbours at Scheveningen and be sure to take a look at all the other unique sports events!
In addition to all the festivities during the Finish of the Volvo Ocean Race, there is much more to do in The Hague itself. Here are two special hiking trails that you can not miss. Walk through the Statenkwartier and enjoy the special architecture and the monumental villas. Or imagine yourself in the Zeeheldenkwartier with one of the most beautiful shopping streets in the Netherlands.
In the harbours and on the beach at Scheveningen there is something to suit every taste when it comes to food and drinks. Enjoy dinner on the terrace with a view of the yacht harbour, sample a beer brewed at the Brouwcafé and finish off your evening at a stylish beach club with a view of the setting sun.
Just ten minutes from Scheveningen is the ‘Best City Centre in the Netherlands’. It includes the Binnenhof, Noordeinde Palace and the Peace Palace. But also offers countless cafés and restaurants, terraces and palaces, flagship stores and small boutiques.