Peace Palace (Vredespaleis)
The Peace Palace is the symbol of peace and justice and is one of the most photographed buildings in the city. The International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration are based here. The Visitors Centre has an impressive interactive exhibition on war and peace, and there are guided tours of the gardens and of the most impressive and beautiful rooms in the Palace.
- 350 people
- Meeting rooms
- Venue style
- Layout of the room
- Banquet, Cocktail, Meeting, Theatre, Other
- Type of event
- Meeting, Presentation, Social event
Meetings and events
This beautiful Neo-Renaissance style building, which was actually the winning design of an architecture competition in the early nineteen hundreds, and the organisations it houses have given The Hague worldwide recognition as the International City of Peace and Justice.
Looking for a unique and inspiring location for your event? The Peace Palace offers a unique ambiance for a meeting, symposium, brainstorming, reception or dinner.
The Peace Palace has a diverse range of rooms that can be used for various activities and events. The six most important available spaces are presented on this website: the Auditorium with Foyer, the Historical Reading Room, the Seminar Room, the Arbitration Suite, the Entrance Hall and the Visitor Center.
All rooms have natural light, comfortable seats and modern audiovisual facilities. The Peace Palace offers various packages, such as a meeting arrangement, including coffee and lunch.
Iconic historical landmark
After the first international peace conference in The Hague in 1899, it was decided that a court that worked for world peace deserved an impressive and awe inspiring residence. By the time of the second peace conference, the first stone of the palace had been laid.
The key to the completed Peace Palace was presented to the Permanent Court of Arbitration on the 28th of August 1913. The building served as a residence to a judicial institution, but at the same time strived to embody the dream for world peace.
The Peace Palace can be viewed under the supervision of a guide. Booking in advance is required. An interactive exhibition can be viewed in the Visitor Centre.
The Eternal Peace Flame burns beside the entrance to the Peace Palace. The first peace flame in the Netherlands was placed beside the entrance gates to the Peace Palace on 18 April 2002. The monument bears the inscription: "May all beings find peace". Since 2004, the monument has been surrounded by the World Peace Path, which consists of a path of 196 large and small stones from 196 countries. Some of these stones are unique: they include, for example, a piece of stone from the Berlin Wall and a stone from Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years.
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Feel the warmth of the peace flame on your back as you admire the most photographed building in The Hague: the Peace Palace. It is the seat of the International Court of Justice, the only judicial organ of the United Nations not located in New York, and the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
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