Pier to Pier


   © Photos and Text: Giedo van der Zwan

200 years ago, the first bathing houses were placed on the beach of Scheveningen, a coastal town near The Hague, Netherlands. While at the time, Scheveningen was mainly a poor fishing village these bathing houses marked the start of the modern local sea-bathing culture.

Today, the seaside resort is a place for the simple things in life: catching the sun, eating an ice cream on the Pier, enjoying the sea air, flying a kite or taking a refreshing dip. It’s a melting pot of cultures, ages and social classes. A place where layers are peeled and minds emptied.

‘Pier to Pier’ is about everything that happens on the 2,5 kilometers of beach and boulevard between the northern fishing pier and the pleasure pier of Scheveningen.