Review written by Sophie Couard, June 7 2016.
As strange as it may seem, the city The Hague is not the capital of the Netherlands, although it is the place with of the Dutch parliament. There is also the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, Europol and Eurojust. There are also many other buildings of interest, such as the National Library of the Netherlands, the Mauritshuis with the Royal Cabinet of Paintings and the Louwman Museum.
However, if you are a player you will probably be interested in the casino that is centrally located and near Sea Life. Another positive aspect about the casino's location is also that Scheveningen is the district which has the north sea banks. The modern and popular part of the city has a long sandy beach and a nice pier.
The Holland Casino Scheveningen in The Hague has a perfect location, but is it worth visiting? This is the question that I will answer in the following paragraphs.
Many different games
The casino has opened recently and is a modern complex with high-tech facilities. The facade is digital and shows colourful animations, but once you are inside you can choose an either more relaxing or a more lively atmosphere.
The slot machines
The slot machines room has a modern atmosphere, and you can find over 500 devices from 1 cent. The games room is open every day from 11.30 am to 3 am in the morning, and you can find:
- games with progressive jackpots (such as the famous Mega Millions Jackpot),
- mechanical slot machines,
- video slots using the latest technology,
- video poker,
- video bingo,
- multi-game devices.
The table games
Fans of traditional games also need not worry, as there is a great selection of many tables with:
- 3 card poker,
- American roulette,
- casino 21,
- wheel of fortune,
- multi poker,
- punto banco.
The games are available every day from 11.30 am to 3 am in the morning.
There is also a small poker room in the establishment that offers different tables available every day from 8 pm to 3 am. You can play texas hold'em or omaha against other players in:
- cash games,
- tournaments with buy-ins from €50.
The casino also offers you the option to play bingo. You can either participate in live games or you can play the lottery game on special bingo machines.
I would like to conclude this section about the casino by saying that if you want to enter the casino, you have to be an adult of at least 18 years. It is also necessary to present a valid identity document. Unfortunately, you will also have to pay an admission fee of €5.
Holland Casino Scheveningen in The Hague offers everything for a thrilling afternoon or evening in a fantastic and colourful atmosphere. Besides the large game selection the complex also boasts an excellent restaurant and a relaxing bar. Everything is provided for if you want to take a break and have a meal or drink between the games.
The Navigator restaurant is open every day from 5 pm to 1.30 am. This contemporary restaurant has 110 seats and is located on the first floor. You can dine while enjoying a magnificent view of the Kurhaus or the casino. There are two 3-course menus for €27 or €35, or you can also order from the regular menu, that include among others:
- shrimps with sauce hollandaise or wild boar with wild mushrooms as a starter,
- venison stew with potatoes or tournedos with seasonal vegetables and stroganoff sauce as a main course,
- a fruit tart and nuts or chocolate mousse as a dessert.
The Grand bar is located in the heart of the games room of the large complex. It is open every day from 11.30 am to 3 am, and allows you to enjoy a large selection of alcoholic or non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks. For example, you can find different beers, a few cocktails, soft drinks and coffees on the menu. There are also some sweet and savoury snacks on the menu.
Unfortunately, the Holland Casino Scheveningen in The Hague does not offer accommodation. However, this is not really a big problem, as the city is loaded with great hotels. For example, here you can find some that are near the establishment:
- the Hotel Ibis Den Haag Scheveningen *** starting from €92 per night,
- the Bildergberg Europa Hotel Scheveningen **** starting from €104 per night,
- the Ramada The Hague Scheveningen *** starting from €117 per night,
- the Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus The Hague ***** starting from €119 per night.
So yes, the Holland Casino Scheveningen in The Hague is an excellent place to play casino games. The nice atmosphere should make most visitors very happy, but it is also the game selection that will keep your attention. There are enough games available to satisfy all types of players!
By car : Motorway A12 – Exit n°1 Centrum-Zuid.
By bus : Line 22 – Stop Beelden Aan Zee.
By tram : Line 1 – Stop Beelden Aan Zee.
Slot machines and table games : every day from 11.30 am to 3 am.
Poker : every day from 8 pm to 3 am.