Peace Palace

Hague, Netherlands

The Peace Palace (Vredespaleis) is an administrative building and often called the seat of international law because it houses the International Court of Justice (which is the principal judicial body of the United Nations), the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague Academy of International Law, and the extensive Peace Palace Library. In addition to hosting these institutions, the Palace is also a regular venue for special events in international policy and law. The Palace officially opened on 28 August 1913, and was originally built to provide a symbolic home for the Permanent Court of Arbitration, a court created to end war which was created by treaty at the 1899 Hague Peace Conference.



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Founded: 1913
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Netherlands


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Avik Kundu (8 months ago)
International Court of Justice and Arbitration. Beautiful palace and garden. Entry to the building is not allowed as this is a working building. But there is a visitor place where there are many item in display. One can buy souvenir here. In the front of the palace gate you can see the word 'Peace' written in many languages. On the right side of the palace entrance there is a fire glowing which were lit by the fire brought from different countries all over the world.
Ron Lindeman (9 months ago)
To me the Peace Palace is a symbol that International Justice must be taken serious. Because it houses the International Court of Justice. The Peace Palace is a beautiful building, both from the outside as well as from the inside.
Sangwon Park (11 months ago)
Making people to pay 50 cents for using the bathroom. Is that really justice and peace? The exhibition was mediocre. The staff at the desk were nice tho.
Hans Dijksman (11 months ago)
The palace is beautiful, and of importance, worth a quick view. You can only see the building from the outside. There are for now only a few possibilities to enter the building, only a couple of times a year, with a tour. Book in advance. But: at of this moment no tour has been scheduled. The Visitors Center, although the people are friendly and helpful, is not worth a visit. You will not find any interesting pieces of history. And the visiting takes only 2 minutes. In my opinion it could have been so much more interesting. P.s. There are toilets inside, to enter the toilets, you need a 50 cents coin.
74tankee (14 months ago)
Went on Sunday but it’s closed though goggle map suggested it’s open. Best to call in advance to check otherwise it’s a fruitless trip.
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