International Fireworks Festival Scheveningen 2014Festivals / The Hague
August 15-23, Various
In a much more friendly display of firepower, the organisers of the festival invite production teams from around the world to compete in the art of fireworks.
Taking into account timing, variety, and aesthetic among other factors, the teams are judged by an independent jury. In terms of rules, the teams may only use up to 2.000 fireworks, of which 80 per cent must be of domestic origin, and the display cannot last longer than 13 minutes.
Occurring since the late 1960s, the event now annually attracts more than 300.000 spectators and features teams from as far away as South Korea and Japan.
For the spectator, the event is also an absolute pleasure; not only for the fireworks, but also for the myriad of entertainment to be found on the Scheveningen pier!
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› The event takes place over two weekends: Aug 15-16 & 22-23.