July 16.-On our way to Scheveningen this afternoon we rode through long avenues of splendid trees. This is called one of the finest tram rides in Europe. Forests were on both sides of us much of the way. Scheveningen, once a small fishing village, is now a fashionable Dutch watering place three miles from the Hague. Here I had my first view of the North Sea although we really crossed it on our way to Ostend last summer. Hotels are numerous and prices high. The Kurhaus, large enough to accomodate 2,500 people, is perhaps the most attractive of the hotels.
We walked in the sand, sat in the great canopied willow chairs, picked up shells, looked at the sea and enjoyed many things and then returned to the Hague by a different route in an electric tram, which was not so beautiful a ride as the other but very different. Scheveningen has sometimes been called the Dutch Brighton.