Kurhaus of Scheveningen

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Kurhaus of Scheveningen, front view in detail
An opened-out model of the Kurhaus

The Kurhaus of Scheveningen, The Hague in the Netherlands is a hotel which has been called the Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus The Hague since October 2014. It is located in the main seaside resort area, near the beach.


The Kurhaus was built between 1884 and 1885[1] by the German architects Johann Friedrich Henkenhaf and Friedrich Ebert. It consisted originally of a concert hall and a hotel[1] with 120 rooms. Having suffered serious damage by fire, it was rebuilt between 1886 and 1887. The ceilings were painted by the Brussels artist Van Hoeck and his large workshop. Several kings and heads of state sojourned in the Kurhaus during its heyday. Until the 1960s, the Kurhaus remained an attraction to the public via the many performances by top artists. The last performance in the Kurhauszaal was by the Rolling Stones on 8 August 1964, who had to flee the building.[2][3]

Fallen into disrepair and closed in 1969, the Kurhaus was saved from demolition in 1975 by being listed as a historic building, and completely renovated. It was reopened in 1979 by Princess Beatrix.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Martin Dunford (2010). The Rough Guide to The Netherlands. Penguin. p. 169. ISBN 978-1-84836-882-8. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.publiekeomroep.nl/artikelen/rolling-stones-in-het-kurhaus
  3. ^ http://kranten.kb.nl/view/paper/id/ddd%3A010678651%3Ampeg21%3Ap003%3Aa0001

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Media related to Kurhaus Scheveningen at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°06′48″N 4°16′54″E / 52.11333°N 4.28167°E / 52.11333; 4.28167