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Image:Ltspkr.pngScheveningen is part of Den Haag, the Netherlands. It is a modern bathing resort with a long sandy beach and a pier. A nudist section is 1 km to the north. The harbour is used both for fishing and tourism. Source: own photograph, Licence: File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Source: own photograph, Licence: File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The purpose of this page is to lay out our policies for handling sounds, and give people some useful information for handling sound files. ... This article is about the city in the Netherlands; there is also a region known as (the) Hague in France. ... Jump to: navigation, search 90 mile beach Australia A Beach In United Kingdom A beach or strand is a geological formation consisting of loose rock particles such as sand, shingle, cobble, or even shell along the shoreline of a body of water. ... A pier in Lillebælt, Denmark A pier was originally a raised walkway over water that is supported by piles or pillars, as opposed to a quay or wharf. ... Jump to: navigation, search Nudism, or naturism, is the practice of going nude or unclothed in social and usually mixed gender groups, specifically in cultures where this is not the norm. ...


History

The earliest reference to the name 'Sceveninghe' goes back to around 1280. The first inhabitants may have been Anglo Saxon. Other historians favor a Scandinavian origin. Fishing was the main source of food and income. For broader historical context, see 1280s and 13th century. ... Jump to: navigation, search A map showing the general locations of the major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms The Anglo-Saxons were originally a collection of differing Germanic tribes from Angeln—a peninsula in the southern part of Schleswig, protruding into the Baltic Sea, and what is now Lower Saxony, in the... A historian is a person who studies history. ... Norsemen (the Norse) is the indigenous or ancient name for the people of Scandinavia, including (but not limited to) the Vikings. ... Jump to: navigation, search Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ... Income, generally defined, is the money that is received as a result of the normal business activities of an individual or a business. ...


The Battle of Scheveningen was fought between English and Dutch fleets off the coast of the village on 10 August 1654. Thousands of people gathered on the shore to watch. The Battle of Scheveningen, 10 August 1653 by Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraaten, painted c. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Events April 5 - Signing of the Treaty of Westminster, ending the First Anglo-Dutch War. ...


A road with neighouring Den Haag was constructed in 1663 (current name: Scheveningseweg). This article is about the city in the Netherlands; there is also a region known as (the) Hague in France. ... // Events Prix de Rome scholarship established for students of the arts. ...

The beach at Scheveningen by Adrian van de Velde, painted 1658.
The beach at Scheveningen by Adrian van de Velde, painted 1658.

In 1470 a heavy storm destroyed the church and half of all houses. The village was again hit by storm on November 1, 1570, in 1775, 1825, 1860, 1881 and in 1894. After this last storm the villagers decided to build a harbor. Until then, the fishing ships had a flat bottom (bomschuiten), and were pulled upon the beach. Around 1870 over 150 of these ships were in use. When the harbor had been constructed in 1904, more modern ships replaced the bomschuiten. Download high resolution version (1123x800, 135 KB)The Beach at Scheveningen by Adrian van de Velde (1658) Oil on canvas. ... Download high resolution version (1123x800, 135 KB)The Beach at Scheveningen by Adrian van de Velde (1658) Oil on canvas. ... The Beach at Scheveningen by Adrian van de Velde (1658) Oil on canvas. ... Events May 15 - Charles VIII of Sweden who had served three terms as King of Sweden dies. ... Jump to: navigation, search November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... Events January 23 - The assassination of regent James Stewart, Earl of Moray throws Scotland into civil war February 25 - Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England with the bull Regnans in Excelsis May 20 - Abraham Ortelius issues the first modern atlas. ... 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1881 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1894 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1818 Jacob Pronk built a wooden building on a dune near the sea, from where people could bathe from 4 separate rooms. It marked the start of Scheveningen as a bathing place. Since then, Scheveningen has attracted numerous tourists from all over Europe, notably from Germany. 1818 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


The hotel and restaurant Kurhaus was opened in 1886. Jump to: navigation, search 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ...


The picturesque village attracted many Dutch artists over the centuries, to paint the bomschuiten drawn up on the beach, or fishermen at work in the North Sea. Notable painters who recorded the village include Adrian van de Velde, Simon de Vlieger and Hendrik Willem Mesdag, whose enormous panorama, 14 m high and 120 m around, preserves the view of Scheveningen in 1881. The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... The Beach at Scheveningen by Adrian van de Velde (1658) Oil on canvas. ... The Brederode off Hellevoetsluis Simon de Vlieger (c. ... -1... The term panorama originally referred to panoramic painting, but today means any high aspect ratio or wide screen image or film format, especially suitable for landscapes, where a lot of scenery can be taken in at a glance. ...


Events/Attractions

Annual events include:

  • winter swim on New Year's Day
  • Flags Day in spring when the first new herring of the year is auctioned
  • fireworks in summer: once a week and several days during a festival week

A visit to Scheveningen can include: Jump to: navigation, search The tricolor flag of France A flag is a piece of coloured cloth flown from a pole or mast, usually for purposes of signalling or identification. ... Family Clupeidae This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House illuminated under New Years Eve Fireworks 2005 A fireworks event (also called a fireworks display or fireworks show) is a spectacular display of the effects produced by firework devices on various occasions. ...

  • The Sea Museum
  • The Pier
  • The Beeldenmuseum (Sculptures)
  • The Panorama Mesdag.

Scheveningen village, a small section of the Panorama Mesdag, with fake terrain in the foreground. ...

Trivia

The name Scheveningen had been used as a shibboleth during WWII to identify German spies: they would pronounce the initial "Sch" differently from Dutch native speakers. Look up Shibboleth on Wiktionary, the free dictionary For the Internet2 research project, see Shibboleth (Internet2). ... German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ...


In chess, the Scheveningen is a variation of the chess opening known as the Sicilian Defense, first played in a tournament in Scheveningen. A chess table is a table with a chessboard painted or engraved on it. ... Jump to: navigation, search The first moves of a chess game are the opening moves, collectively referred to as the opening. ... The Sicilian defence is a chess opening which begins with: 1. ...

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The International Skating Union was founded in Scheveningen in 1892. Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... The International Skating Union (ISU) is the international governing body for competitive ice skating disciplines, including figure skating, synchronized skating, speed skating, and short track speed skating. ...


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Scheveningen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (432 words)
Scheveningen is part of Den Haag, the Netherlands.
The Battle of Scheveningen was fought between English and Dutch fleets off the coast of the village on 10 August 1654.
In chess, the Scheveningen is a variation of the chess opening known as the Sicilian Defense, first played in a tournament in Scheveningen.
Panorama Mesdag | Scheveningen in short (1366 words)
Scheveningen is mentioned for the first time in official documents in the twelfth century.
In 1795 provincial governor Willem V fled from the beaches of Scheveningen to England and French soldiers seized the town.
At the end of the nineteenth century, Scheveningen consisted of the Keizerstraat and to the south the Wetstraat and the Torenstraat, later to be named Pronkstraat and Jacob Pronkstraat.
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