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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  • It was free, it was very very impressed. Also worth a visit.
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  • Just to realize how fragile our world, it is necessary to visit. In order to get inside the building, you must first enroll.
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  • If they give tours on the day that you're in the area it's definitely worth to follow. Extensive collection of building materials and works of art donated by the participating countries. And also a beautiful garden
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  • Very nice and calm place. I don't know if you can go inside or not but looks beautiful from outside. On the side there is a small statue that has peace fire which is a joind flame from all contents surrounded by stones from all counties around the world
  • The Peace Palace tour gives you an impression of the contributing countries. A nice and very detailed tour told in a great way with cool facts and insights from over 100 years back. Absolutely a must do in The Hague!
  • A beautiful place with a lot of meaning. If you want to do a tour, it's best to book a day in advance on line. On the day of; it's hard to get tickets. The tour is well worth it
  • Beautiful building with an interesting history! The visitor center is free to enter, but to go in the actual palace you need to book a tour.
  • A must-see visit in the Netherlands. The heart of peace and justice. Guided tours available.

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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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