Traditionally, a grand celebration is held around the arrival of the New Herring in the Netherlands. In the harbour of Scheveningen, part of the city of The Hague, about 200,000 people celebrate the arrival of the New Herring and eat it raw from that day on. Along the docks of the Scheveningen Harbours the celebrations consist of around 30 activities. Shanty choirs, traditional clothing, traditional crafts, Old Dutch children’s games, a naval review…. And off course Herring. All these activities are brought together in the event ‘Vlaggetjesdag’ (Flag day Scheveningen). The event is ideal for visiting with the family. For all ages there is something to do or see, during this event. Are you interested in the history of Scheveningen or the fishing industry, do you enjoy the music of the Shanty choirs (seamen songs) or are you interested in fishing vessels of all kinds, small homemade markets or just a day at leisure. Flag day is the perfect day in the Netherlands to enjoy the Dutch hospitality. The event starts around 10.00 a.m. until 7.00 p.m.