This summer, motorists do not have to pay ten euros per hour for parking in Scheveningen. A majority of the municipal council is against the proposal of alderman Robert van Asten (D66), according to a tour of Broadcasting West. Van Asten wanted to introduce the parking fee to prevent nuisance for residents, but most parties fear that this will give Scheveningen the image of an expensive seaside resort. Entrepreneurs also turned against the plan.
Alderman Van Asten suggested significantly increasing street parking in Scheveningen. The reason for this was the situation of last summer. Then the seaside town filled up, clogging roads and residential areas. At the same time, there were still spaces left in the parking garages. By making street parking a lot more expensive in the summer than parking in a garage, Van Asten thinks to entice visitors to park their car in a parking garage.