Peace Palace

Peace Palace, The Hague

Peace Palace
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Peter R
The Hague, The Netherlands26 contributions
A must-see/do in The Hague
Dec 2019 • Friends
Taking a guided tour through is your only option for this place. Having said that, it's the best way as well. The guides know literally everything about the place. Every brick every time every sculpture of painting was a gift from a country who supported the construction of The Peace Palace. The history of this building and what it represents is extremely fascinating and well worth the effort if you're ever here in The Hague. 10 out of 10!
Written 6 August 2020
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Rami A
Tel Aviv, Israel1 161 contributions
A very important building.
Sep 2019
Although I did not enter the building itself, I had a thrilling experience as I think it is a very important institute and maybe the most important for global peace and justice. Also, it is beautiful from the outside.
Written 16 April 2020
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feltroneu
George Town, Malaysia2 337 contributions
Beautiful historical architecture
Dec 2019
Our tour guide brought us here without entering to the palace. The exterior of the palace was very beautiful, ancient feel and peaceful. Beside the entrance they was a wishing tree and everyone can made a wish or wishes by writing it on the note and hang at the tree. At the other side of the entrance there was a small place where the rocks from around the world were stacked around which represented the peace of the world. Maybe next time when I come I would like to visit the palace itself.
Written 14 April 2020
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PieterImhof1
Hoevelaken, The Netherlands194 contributions
A must visit for all people interested in world peace and history
Mar 2020
This peace palace is well known for the position it has in the world of peace, justice and arbitrage. The free exhibition gives a very good overview on the history and purpose of this landmark. Moreover, guided tours are available (reservation required), but also from distance it is impressive and located beautifully!
Written 10 March 2020
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pietro b
Barga, Italy567 contributions
impressive building, alas only the outside
Mar 2020
the building resembles an ancient church, we were not able to go inside, although apparently it is possible to take part in a guided tour; we learned in the visitor centre why The Hague is the c ity of Peace
Written 7 March 2020
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Emma W
Auckland, New Zealand328 contributions
Interesting even without a tour
Apr 2019
We did not plan in advance to visit the Peace Palace so there were no tours available when we were there.

The visitors centre and audio tour is free. This is still worth doing as it explains the history of the Peace Palace.

If you are not interested in the history of the building, it is still an impressive building to look at.
Written 29 February 2020
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SundarRam54
Hyderabad, India359 contributions
ICJ- Venue of Indo-Pak War for Justice
Sep 2019 • Couples
This building is of special significance for people from Indian sub-continent, because of on going case for Justice to an Indian Navy officer who was condemned to death by Pakistan Army Tribunal. We did not have time to undertake a guided tour but we enjoyed nice Ice-Cream in front of main gate. We had a great chat with the ice-cream vendor regarding many subjects
Written 19 January 2020
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John S
The Hague, The Netherlands25 contributions
Ironic Opulence
Aug 2019 • Solo
This is an extraordinary place and as you are not allowed to take photos inside you've probably only ever seen the exterior. When it was built the world leaders of the day competed to donate the most magnificently expensive objects. For example the gigantic vase carved out of a single piece of green jasper given by the Czaar of Russia, so heavy that the floor is specially reinforced. The huge irony of it all is that within a few years the first world war had destroyed not only peace but the old world order and rulers like the Czaar. Strangely this irony is not mentioned during the guided tour. Enclosed by the building is a fountain decorated by life sized polar bears made from finest porcelin. Unfortunately porcelin will crack in low temperatures so during the winter the polar bears are covered by a heated dome. I don't know where to start with the irony of that one!
Written 9 January 2020
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Vicky K
Syros, Greece25 contributions
Outstanding tour.
Dec 2019
We booked tickets before in the mornig for the guided tour on the Peace Palace the last ones. Our guide Pipi was very good at describing the gifts that was gven to the palace, the history of the Peace Palace. It was a very nice excperience being in the same room of the two courts of Justise. Recomened imensly...
Written 7 January 2020
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341freddyb
Sandy, UT157 contributions
Stop, view, walk and enjoy a trip down the pages of history
Nov 2019
a Beautiful building, very well maintained and constantly updated (restored) given its age. Plenty of gold plated well placed glitter to highlight the grounds, appears to be quite less the tourist draw than I would normally expect, and it may obly be that snipet in time. Definitely a stopover for any tourist while visiting or touring through Zuid Holland in The Hague area and I hope you will, as I did - Enjoy !!
Written 5 January 2020
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  • Wed - Fri 13:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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