Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Scheveningen(Kurhaus) - NL-127350,Netherlands

Netherlands-1, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Postcard World.

The Kurhaus is a prominent building located in Scheveningen,The Hague in The Netherlands

It was built between 1884 and 1885 by the German architects Johann Friedrich Henkenhaf and Friedrich Ebert (architect). It consisted originally of a concert hall and a hotel with 120 rooms. Having suffered serious damage by fire, it was rebuilt between 1886 and 1887. The ceilings were painted by the Brussels artist Van Hoeck and his large workshop. Several kings and heads of state sojourned in the Kurhaus during its heyday. Until the 1960s the Kurhaus remained an attraction to the public by the many performances of top artists. One of the last performances was by the Rolling Stones in 1965.


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