Peace Palace

Local nameVredespaleis
LocationThe Hague, Netherlands

The Peace Palace is an international law administrative building in The Hague, the Netherlands. It houses the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague Academy of International Law and the Peace Palace Library.

The Palace officially opened on 28 August 1913, and was originally built to provide a home for the PCA, a court created to end war by the Hague Convention of 1899. Andrew Dickson White, whose efforts were instrumental in creating the court, secured from Scottish-American steel magnate Andrew Carnegie US$1.5 million to build the Peace Palace. The European Heritage Label was awarded to the Peace Palace on 8 April 2014.

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Opening hours

Visitors' center:
Open from Tue to Sun.
Apr 18 - Oct 29: 10 am - 5 pm
Oct 31 - mid March: 11 am - 4 pm

From 31 July to 14 August, The Visitors Centre is also open on Monday

Centre is closed on: Christmas day, the 26th of December, New Year’s day and King’s day (27 April).

Guided tours of the palace are available on certain weekends. See the website for schedule and booking.


Admission and audio tour of the Visitors' center are free of charge.

Guided tours of the palace: €9.50 (free for children up to 10)

More information and contact


Official website

Phone +31 70 302 4242

Address Carnegieplein 2, 2517 The Hague, The Netherlands

Coordinates 52°5'11.211" N 4°17'41.469" E

Tours and activities: Peace Palace

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