Het Vredespaleis Visitors Centre

Carnegieplein, 2517 KJ The Hague
Vredespaleis Visitors Center
Opening hours
Open now
13:00 - 17:00
Monday -
Tuesday -
13:00 – 17:00
13:00 – 17:00
13:00 – 17:00
13:00 – 17:00
13:00 – 17:00
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Vredespaleis Visitors Center

Imagine you have a tree house in the backyard and one day your sister and her friends are sitting in your tree house. What would you do? In the Peace Palace in The Hague, judges solve these kinds of problems, but then between countries themselves. Every day they work for peace and the prevention of war. But how do you ensure fewer problems and more peace in the world? What do judges do and what can you do if you don't agree with something? Maarten & Irene take you into the world of peace and justice with the new audio tour for children in the visitor center of the Peace Palace. Discover together how to take each other into account and how to resolve a quarrel between people or between countries. Even Maarten and Irene themselves sometimes have to do their best to keep the peace...

Opening Hours & Reservations

The opening hours of the Visitor Center in the summer of 2021 are as follows:

Wednesday to Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. The Visitor Center is open daily from March to October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Mondays and public holidays. In the winter months, the visitor center closes at 4 p.m. Changed opening hours will be announced on the Peace Palace website. Entrance is free.
The maximum capacity of the visitor center is 70 people. This can lead to a queue on certain days or times, keep this in mind and check the website of the Peace Palace beforehand.

Do you want to book a tour? You can choose from these options:

  • Garden tour, every Thursday at 2 pm, visitors can view the special historic garden of the Peace Palace under the guidance of the gardener. More information about this tour can be found here: :
  • Around the Palace, every Friday at different times, the 'Around the Palace' tour is offered, during which participants learn about the different institutions in the palace, the buildings on the site, their special architecture and the way they interact with each other and the garden. More information and bookings: