No auction for Scheveningen pier

A planned auction to find a new owner for Scheveningen pier has been cancelled because no-one had signed up to take part, the pier’s official receivers said.

Although 10 serious companies had registered an interest, none are going forward to make a bid. One effort to raise the money through crowdfunding also flopped, the receiver said.

The Van der Valk catering family bought the pier in 1991 for the symbolic amount of one guilder but failed to make it profitable. The pier was declared bankrupt at the beginning of this year.

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