The museum Beelden aan Zee is located in one of the busiest seaside resorts in the country, less than 500 meters south of the famous Kurhaus. Yet, once inside the building, the hustle and bustle of the outside world melts away. Tucked in the dunes, the museum provides for a serene experience to view the only Dutch museum collections to focus exclusively on contemporary international sculpture.
See three collections containing more than 5000 sculptures, roughly 1000 plaster models and 500 medallions. The collection are varied, from portraits to abstract forms to monumental, larger-than-life figures. Included in the museum Beelden aan Zee collection are works from Karel Appel, Armando, Zadok Ben-David, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Fernando Botero, Caspar Berger, Tom Claassen, Wessel Couzijn, Tony Cragg, Eugène Dodeigne, Jeroen Henneman, Per Kirkeby, Giacomo Manzú, Igor Mitoraj, Jan Meefout, Mimmo Paladino, Jaume Plensa, Thom Puckey, Kiki Smith, Marc Quinn, Johan Tahon, Shinkichi Tajiri, William Turnbull, Henk Visch and Ossip Zadkine.
In the summer, the sculpture terraces and patios are perfect for a stroll while the sunny terrace provides a respite from the busy boulevard dynamics. In the winter, the beach becomes a stark natural landscape and Scheveningen is overtaken by a completely different atmosphere.