SEA LIFE® Scheveningen
SEA LIFE Scheveningen is easy to navigate independently, with regular talks and feedings, though there are plenty of special activities for those wanting a little more. Highlights include behind-the-scenes tours and special theatrical performances for children. In July and August, the aquarium brings in costumed performers dressed as pirates and mermaids who interact with kids. Admission tickets and behind-the-scenes tours can be booked in advance or purchased directly at the aquarium.
Things to Know Before You Go
SEA LIFE Scheveningen is a must-visit for travelers with children looking for an educational experience.
Most of the aquarium is indoors, but there are outdoor areas, so dress for the weather.
Visitors are welcome to bring their own food, and while there is no on-site restaurant, there are plenty of independently operated restaurants in the same building.
SEA LIFE is fully wheelchair-accessible.
How to Get There
SEA LIFE Scheveningen in located in The Hague, right by the pier. It's well-connected to The Hague Central Station/Hollands Spoor via tram lines 1 and 9 (direction Kurhaus) and buses 21, 22, and 23 (direction Scheveningen/Kurhaus). Trains from Amsterdam to The Hague take about 40 minutes; by car, the journey takes about 45 minutes.
When to Get There
SEA LIFE Scheveningen is open throughout the year, from midmorning to evening, with slightly reduced hours from November through March and special timings during the holiday season. The last entrance is an hour before closing time. Check the schedule for feeding times.
The Hague for Families
The Hague offers plenty for kids, beyond SEA LIFE. Family-friendly attractions include Madurodam, a miniature park featuring a variety of scaled-down Dutch landmarks, and Drievliet, an amusement park with rides for all ages. The IMAX theater Omniversum screens a variety of family-friendly, primarily educational films, most with a focus on history or the natural world.
- Sculptures by the Sea (Museum Beelden aan Zee)
- The Hague Museum of Photography (Fotomuseum Den Haag)
- Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
- Panorama Mesdag
- Peace Palace (Vredespaleis)
- Noordeinde Palace (Paleis Noordeinde)
- Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)
- Prison Gate Museum (Gevangenpoort)
- Square 1813 (Plein 1813)
- Inner Court & Hall of Knights (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal)
- The Hague City Hall (Stadhuis)