Peace Palace

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The Peace Palace is an international law administrative building in The Hague, housing the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the United Nations International Court of Justice and The Hague Academy of International Law. The building also holds the Hague Academy of International Law and the Peace Palace Library with the Carnegie Foundation acting as the owner and manager of the Peace Palace.

As society was damaged time and again by war the peace movement began to spread through Europe and America, leading Czar Nicholas II to organize an international peace conference. During the First Hague Peace Conference of 1899, also known as the Hague Conventions, 26 countries came together to speak about disarmament and about the possibility of international jurisdiction, which led to the establishment of the PCA. In 1907 a second peace conference was organized in The Hague, in which 44 countries participated.

The Palace officially opened on 28 August 1913 with contributions from Scottish-American steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, international groups of jurists, politicians and pacifists. The Permanent Court of Arbitration finally had an official home. The European Heritage Label would be later awarded to the Peace Palace on 8 April 2014.

Enter the Visitors Centre of the Peace Palace to experience a contemporary exhibition with a film providing an introduction to the establishment of the Peace Palace and the judicial institutions. You can also join a guided tour to discover the international atmosphere in the gardens designed with unique contributions made by various countries and marvel at the architecture and interior design of this iconic property.

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Grand Holland tour of Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague with Madurodam
Excursions & day trips

Grand Holland tour of Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague with Madurodam

Experience a scenic bus tour through the picturesque countryside of Holland. Visit Rotterdam, Delft and the Hague and enjoy a 1-hour river cruise.

free cancellation
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en, es, de 

Sightseeing tour of The Hague and Delft with private transportation
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Sightseeing tour of The Hague and Delft with private transportation

Experience private pick-up and drop off service from Amsterdam to The Hague and Delft, riding in a luxurious Mercedes.

free cancellation
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en, nl 

The Hague private walking tour
Excursions & day trips

The Hague private walking tour

Book a private walking tour through The Hague (Den Haag). Explore the old capital of the Netherlands and learn about one of the most important cities in Europe.

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Peace Palace

Peace Palace

The Hague

Netherlands

Reviews Peace Palace

4/5
Ana, 03 Mar 2024

“No es lo mismo pasear por una ciudad que recorrer cada espacio con alguien que te comente lo vivido ahí!”

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Ida, 22 Aug 2023

“Was erg leuk en Max wist erg veel en vertelde leuk, jammer dat wij eerder moesten stoppen(4pers) omdat op de site staat 2,5 u dus hadden wij nog een andere activiteit die om 2 u was, zonder overleg met ons een koffiestop, dus toch nog veel gemist helaas”

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Ida, 22 Aug 2023

“Was heel leuk en Max deed het ook heel goed, wist er veel van. Alleen jammer dat wij (4 personen) niet alles hebben kunnen zien omdat wij een vlg activiteit hadden gepland om 2 uur en normaal gesproken was de fietstocht tot 1 uur, maar de rest van de groep wilden een koffiestop,beter in overleg doen”

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Matthew, 02 Sept 2022

“First of all, it said 8.5 hours…it was 10.5 hours. Ended at 8pm. Keep that in mind if you plan for afterwards. Madurodam was AWESOME! Plan out in advance what you want to do in Delft and Rotterdam. You get about 60-75 min in each place. In Rotterdam, I went to see cubed houses and marine museum.”

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