Legoland is coming to The Hague
The Hague city council has approved plans to build a Legoland in Scheveningen. Merlin Entertainments has been given the green light to build a Legoland Discovery Centre next to Kurhaus.
Still, the decision was not without opposition. Many parties including PvdA and The Hague’s Stadspartij voted against the project. Even the Labour party claimed the project was too "higgledy-piggledy, cobbled together, hocus pocus".
The Hague expects the family-friendly, indoor Discovery Centre to pull in around 350.000 visitors per year. If plans proceed, it will be the first location in the Netherlands and the fourth Legoland in Europe.
The centre is aimed at children from two to 12 years of age and is expected to rack up a revenue of between seven to 10 million euros a year, whilst creating 45 to 65 new jobs.
Legoland Discovery Centre will open in May 2019.