Peace Palace, The Hague

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Often a host to policy talks, legal seminars, and other events, Peace Palace serves as the permanent home to the United Nations' International Court of Justice. The ornate building, topped by a tower, represents the culmination of international efforts at the turn of the 20th century to create an international forum to avoid war and conflict. Stop by the visitor center for information about the court and its daily workings or to learn more about the building and grounds themselves. Though not open to the public, you can access the institution by taking a guided tour and exploring the intricately decorated interior, replete with busts of famous figures, domed ceilings, and vaulted hallways. Be sure to check the website to see available tour times. Before you head to The Hague, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly The Hague tour itinerary planner , to make sure you see all that The Hague has to offer, including Peace Palace.
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  • Not only the site is very pretty on the outside but inside thought-provoking and allows the visitor to learn many things about this institution. It's somewhat theoretical but the place is worth visiting and we understand the journey...
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  • This Palace is beautiful with its well kept gardens. It can be seen from the outside and enter free of charge to a small museum where they offer an audio guide free of charge where in half an hour they explain clearly the functions that they are held in the Palace, which are very important. Accessible on foot from the Centre of the city while you can go knowing other buildings and walk the street where is the Palace where she works the King, that is very picturesque and very elegant business. The Hague deserve to be visited!
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  • During a city walk this up close. Beautifully landscaped garden. Neat environment. Unfortunately not within may look
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  • Interesting free visit you can do in a small museum in the first part of the Palace (enter from left pedestrian gate) with free audio-guides in different languages. Outside the museum also the tree where everybody could leave a "wish" and the monument with the fire and the stones coming from every country that contributed to the history of the palace (on the right before entering the property).
  • The area near by is great, modern architecture is combined with old one. Actually very impressive and peasfull place. The palace by itself is gorgeous! Definitely should be visited.
  • The historic building has a nice view but should allow visitors more often.
  • This is a beautiful old style palace and it's well worth a visit even if you have to drive an extra hour or two.
  • We went here with my husband's mother and his aunt to the Peace Palace. The building is beautiful and so is the garden around it. Since a couple of years there is also a visitorcenter. You can have an audioguide for free and you can learn about the Peace Palace and internation law. It's very interesting and worth the visit. You'll need about 30 minutes for a nice visit.

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Where to stay in The Hague

True to its role as the residence of the Dutch king, The Hague offers accommodations fit for royalty. The five-star hotels in the historical town center provide spacious rooms loaded with modern amenities, as well as easy foot access to most of the city's cultural sights. The Hague's elegant seaside resort of Scheveningen offers even more lodging options for travelers wishing to indulge themselves during their trip. If you're visiting on a limited budget, explore the city's economical guesthouses and youth hostels.
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