The Hague has about ten kilometers of beach. There’s something for everyone: calm, almost deserted parts where you can only get on a bike or on foot, busy spots where you can park your car and party till dawn, and everything in between. All along the beach are pavilions where you can have a drink and a bite. At the end of the season (around mid-October) all restaurants have to be stored for winter. In March and April they are rebuilt again. Which pavilions you prefer all depends on personal taste and the mood you’re in. There are some pretty special ones though. Beach pavilion The Fuut is absolutely among the top five.
The Fuut can be found on one of quieter stretches of beach. It’s easy to reach by bike or on foot. From April to October, the Fuut organizes (jazz) concerts on the beach. It’s not uncommon to arrive here on a Sunday afternoon and find the whole pavilion has been taken over by a big band.
And there’s more! If you’re lucky you’ll find some extraordinary artworks on the beach. Local (but world-famous) artist Theo Jansen creates moving sculptures he calls ‘strandbeesten’: large skeletons that ‘walk’ by themselves, powered by the wind. Theo travels the world with his sculptures, but returns to pavilion The Fuut every year to test new ‘beasts’ or host special sessions. Take a look at the agenda of The Fuut or Theo’s webpage for the schedule.