The water tower in Scheveningen is located in the dunes near Scheveningen, near the Pompstationsweg, in the Oostduinen district. The tower has the state monument status. The water tower was designed by architects L. A. Brouwer and Thy. Bar in neoclassical style and built in 1874 by The Hague Dune Water Company (now called Dunea).
Due to its two reservoirs of 1000 and 1200 m³ respectively, this tower can store the most water from Zuid-Holland. It was built because one started winning water in the dunes. It has a height of 48.74 meters. The tower was restored at the end of the 20th century. It is still in use and is on the list of monuments.
November 10, 2018 Scheveningen is the place to be: The RedBull Knock Out motorcross on the sandy beach will contribute to the celebration of 200 years of Scheveningen’s beach resort. RedBull has produced a spectacular intro to this beach race by a motor cross driver Robbie Maddison who drives his motor over the Dutch canals and the canals of The Hague (where I volunteer as skipper for the flat boats that tour the canals).
That it is a risky stunt driving over water you can see in the next video. The making of the promo where you can see Robbie sink in the sea when he trips in a wave…
I’m proud dad as my dear daughter #2 sits in the 200 years Scheveningen celebration production team and more proud to see the son of good friends act as one of the cameraman for this spectacular stunt.
Scheveningen 11 and Scheveningen 90
I took this photo of the painting of the Scheveningen 11 and Scheveningen 90 by Hendrik Willem Mesdag in the Groninger Museum. I’m not sure whether the painting belongs to its collection or not.
We have a panorama in The Hague, Panorama Mesdag and we have the Mesdag Collection in The Hague, a small museum which consists of his former home and studio’s, but also of the small museum he built himself for his own art collection.
Herring Eater at Sunset
This herring eater statue is located at the Scheveningen beach. It portraits perfectly how the Dutch like to eat their herring: Raw and after the grates have been taken out the tail is left on and then they grab the herring by the tail and let it glide into their mouths. Just to remember summer seems over.
Happy to see when I plea for a good cause, the revival of the Dutch Beach Chair, or more precisely the Scheveningen Beach Chair, – See Postcards from Scheveningen, a Plea to Revive the Scheveningen Beach Chair and see also my significant other blog Chair Blog – the plea is honored:-)
Marijn van der Poll designed this Kaigan chair for Dutch Office outfitter Ahrend. As far as I can see for indoor use, but hopefully they will develop one for outdoor uses as well.