Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Last updated on Jul 10, 2023
Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Scheveningen, Netherlands: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.
What do I need to know before moving to Scheveningen?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Scheveningen, they said:
"Scheveningen is a district of The Hague, Netherlands, and is known for its long sandy beach, esplanade, pier, and lighthouse. The official language is Dutch, but English is widely spoken due to the high number of international organizations and expats in the area. The cost of living in Scheveningen can be quite high, especially when it comes to housing, but it varies depending on the area and type of accommodation. Public transportation is efficient and reliable, with trams and buses connecting Scheveningen to The Hague and other parts of the Netherlands. The climate in Scheveningen is a temperate maritime one, with mild summers and cool winters, and rainfall spread throughout the year. Scheveningen is a popular tourist destination, so it can get crowded during the summer months, especially on the beach and the boulevard. The district is known for its seafood, especially herring, and there are many seafood restaurants and stalls along the beach. Healthcare in the Netherlands is of a high standard, but it's mandatory to have health insurance, so expats should arrange this before moving. Scheveningen has a range of accommodation options, from modern apartments to traditional Dutch houses, but the demand is high, so it's advisable to start looking for a place to live well in advance. The district is home to a number of international schools, making it a popular choice for expat families. Scheveningen has a vibrant cultural scene, with numerous festivals, concerts, and events taking place throughout the year, as well as several museums and art galleries. The Dutch are known for their directness and honesty, which can sometimes come across as blunt to newcomers, so it's something to be aware of when interacting with locals. Cycling is a popular mode of transport in the Netherlands, and Scheveningen is no exception, with many cycle paths and bike rental shops. The district is safe and has a low crime rate, but like any tourist destination, it's advisable to be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your belongings. Finally, it's worth noting that the Dutch have a strong work-life balance, and leisure time is highly valued, so expats should be prepared to embrace this aspect of the local culture," wrote one member in Scheveningen.
How do I find a place to live in Scheveningen?
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.
- What do I need to know before moving to Scheveningen?
- What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Scheveningen?
- What is the average cost of housing in Scheveningen?
- How do I meet people in Scheveningen?
- What do I need to know before retiring in Scheveningen?
- What should I pack when moving to Scheveningen?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Scheveningen?
- Will I be able to find a job in Scheveningen?
- What is life like as an expat in your area?
- What do people like (and dislike) about Scheveningen?
- What type of social life can someone expect in Scheveningen?
- What is the social scene like in Scheveningen?
- What advice to expats in Scheveningen have about housing?
- What are medical services in Scheveningen like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Scheveningen?
- Is the cost of living in Scheveningen high?
- What are the visa & residency requirements in Scheveningen?
- Why do people move to Scheveningen?