If the crowded seaside antics of Scheveningen don’t appeal, then head about 3km south to the Zuiderstrand, a long, sandy beach that is often deserted. Even at peak times there’s oodles of space – and you can watch the ships pulling through the waters of the North Sea. To get there, take tram #12 from The Hague HS train station to its Duindorp terminus and it’s a 5min walk through the dunes of the Westduinpark to the beach.

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