Kurhaus Scheveningen

by Evert Buitendijk

- Art code: 82 572

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Kurhaus (Scheveningen) The Steigenberger Kurhaus Hotel, often called Kurhaus for short, is a large hotel between Gevers Deynootplein and the boulevard along Scheveningen beach. It has over 250 rooms. In 1818, Jacob Pronk founded a wooden pavilion with a bathhouse on Verlengde Badhuisstraat. In 1828, on the mayor's initiative, a much larger 'Stedelijk Badhuis' in classicist style was built, called Grand Hôtel des Bains after a design by city architect Zeger Reyers. The Stedelijk Badhuis was so successful that in 1856 it was decided to expand the bathhouse. Between 1884 and 1885, the Kurhaus was built on the same site. After a fierce fire, it was rebuilt between 1886 and 1887. It was designed by German architects Johann Friedrich Henkenhaf and Friedrich Ebert. From 1858-1882, Jhr mr François Gerard Abraham Gevers Deynoot was mayor of The Hague. The square in front of the Kurhaus was named after him in 1891. Scheveningen station, opened on 1 May 1907, was located near the Kurhaus and was originally named Scheveningen Kurhaus. The station was in use until 4 October 1953, when the branch of the Hofplein line to Scheveningen was discontinued. At Gevers Deynootplein was the terminus, among others, of tram line 8. There was a busy nightlife in those days. Pia Beck performed in De Vliegende Hollander. In the 1960s, holidays abroad became increasingly popular, which kept tourists away from the Ku
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