Schevening is one of the most-visited beach tourism resort city in Holland. Tourists from Holland, Germany, and Belgium are the top visitors to this beautiful and exciting holiday spot. There is something new in town. The Ferris wheel on The Pier in the City of Scheveningen, in The Netherlands has started turning.
With this, The Hague gains a tourist attraction: Europe’s first Ferris wheel constructed over sea. The Ferris wheel is over forty meters high and has 36 closed gondolas with air conditioning, including one VIP gondola with a glass bottom. All gondolas have luxury seats and each gondola offers room for up to six people. From the Ferris wheel visitors have a panoramic view of the sea, the beach and The Hague’s skyline. Adults pay €9.00 and children under twelve pay €7.00 for this special experience. On average, a ride on the Ferris wheel lasts 20 minutes. Lunch, dinner or high tea at a high altitude over the sea will soon also be possible.
Perry Oerlemans, owner of Skyview Attractions: “We are very proud that the Ferris wheel on The Pier can finally be put into service and that we can introduce the public to this great attraction. With the construction of the Ferris wheel we have definitively changed the Scheveningen skyline and given the seaside resort even more international allure!”
Skyview Attractions is responsible for the realization of the so-called ‘Dinner Wheel,´ which was developed by the company Dutch Wheels (part of Vekoma) from Limburg. The calculation of the construction by Royal HaskoningDHV has taken the most extreme weather conditions into account.
On July 18, 2015, The Pier reopened to the public, after KondorWessels Vastgoed (VolkerWessels) and DanZep bought it in October of 2014. The renewed Pier is now a true food boulevard, with a contemporary and high-quality range of street food, restaurants, bars, terraces and shops. In addition, there are festivals, cultural events, Pier markets, kids’ afternoons, educational activities and musical performances on The Pier throughout the year. The Pier is open daily and all year round from 10.00. Admission to The Pier is free of charge.