Why do we say ‘on’ Scheveningen, where do the colored poles under the Pier come from and who is the ‘Mosselman’? Curious about the answers to these and more special questions about Scheveningen? Then read on quickly.

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That’s why we say ‘on’ Scheveningen and not ‘in’

In the Dutch language we use names of places and neighborhoods ‘ in’ as a preposition. You are in The Hague and in the center. But why then do we say óp Scheveningen and sometimes also óp Kijkduin? Language experts of Onzetaal: ‘Op was often used as a preposition for places, neighborhoods or regions that were originally higher than the surrounding land.’

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