SCULPTURE BY THE SEA – shifted from Scheveningen

The herring eater

One of Holland’s most popular attractions is taking a break for the next two years. Since 2004, American Tom Otterness’s playful sculptures have been a major drawcard at the seafront in Scheveningen, just outside The Hague.

The boy with his finger in the dyke

But as the beachfront undergoes redevelopment until 2012, the sculptures of ‘sprookjes’ (folk tales) had to go. The plan is that they will be back when the work is complete, but I’m glad we were able to see them before they went to the warehouse.

Hansel and Gretel in their cage

My photos are basic, but there are lovely ones to be seen on the official website.


Filed under Art, Holland, Travel- Europe

2 responses to “SCULPTURE BY THE SEA – shifted from Scheveningen

  1. lionsnyc

    cool!! looks like you were pretty lucky to have gotten to see those sculptures! i love the kids in the cage!! so fun, thank you!

  2. Awesome art and very interesting post. In Finland we have nearly everywhere art. Here is place which is must see:

    Wacky statues.

    Happy weekend!

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