The International Fireworks Festival in Scheveningen is this month and it’s seriously lit!

The annual International Fireworks Festival in Scheveningen is starting in a few days: why you don’t want to miss out on this booming event! (apologies for the pun)
Bright colors, enjoying fireworks while not risking your life and plenty of other stuff going down at the beach of Scheveningen. The Fireworks Festival in Scheveningen is starting at Friday the 10th of August and finishes up at the 18th of August. And yes people, it’s seriously lit! (sorry, had to do that pun)

How I picture myself those days:

What’s going on with this Fireworks Festival in Scheveningen?

Every year teams from several countries go up against each other in order to set up the most amazing fireworks show they can produce. Every evening there are two shows (by 2 countries) and after 4 four nights the winner can the ‘Fireworks Trophy Scheveningen’ home to their country.
Fired off from a pontoon at sea, the sky above Scheveningen will be lit by a fairly-like spectacle every evening, it’s Summertime (well, the calendar says so) so everybody can enjoy themselves on the beach, boulevard or de Pier the whole day and then gaze at the show.  The event can attract up to 100,000 visitors (per day!), so do come on time if you don’t want to miss anything from the fireworks shows.
There is plenty of other stuff happening as well at the Scheveningen boulevard, the Kurhaus square and on the beach, think about live-performances and fire-eaters and such.
Fireworks Festival
By Roy Poots

Fireworks Festival: Programme 2018

Every night, two different countries compete and produce a show of about fifteen minutes.

  • Friday 10 August 21:45 – Japan
  • Friday 10 August 22:30 – Austria
  • Saturday 11 August 21:45 – Belgium
  • Saturday 11 August 22:30 – England
  • Friday 17 August 21:45 – Netherlands
  • Friday 17 August 22:30 – Germany
  • Saturday 18 August 21:45 – China
  • Saturday 18 August 22:30 – Spain

The fireworks festival will be canceled in the event of typical Dutch weather such as strong winds or rain. But since this Summer of 2018 is on fire anyways it shouldn’t be a big problem.

More information is to be found here.


Abuzer van Leeuwen 🇳🇱
Abuzer van Leeuwen 🇳🇱
Founded DutchReview. Rotterdammer living in Leiden. Politics, innovation and epic food-reviews are his thing. Interested in doing anything with DutchReview? Contact him at abuzer[at]


  1. […] The Scheveningen International Fireworks Festival is one of the most anticipated competitions of the summer. Yes, that’s right. Competition! Every year, different countries go against each other to see which one of them can put up the best firework show. In the end a victor is chosen that goes home with the ‘Fireworks Trophy Scheveningen’. One firework master to rule them all! If you want to know more about the program on each day, click here. […]


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