Movies that Matter

Film and debate festival on human rights

Movies that Matter is the annual film and debate festival on human rights and social justice in The Hague, City of Peace of Justice. Every year in March, it offers screenings of documentaries and movies by inspired filmmakers who set themselves apart by the cinematographic quality and compelling content of their productions and thus stir debate on a just world. The nine-day festival further features talk shows, debates, musical performances and art expositions.

City of Peace of Justice

The Hague is international City of Peace of Justice, were people are working hard towards a better world. Hundred years ago an iconic new building was constructed in The Hague: The Peace Palace. This palace marked the beginning of the city's identity as international city of peace and justice, as home of numerous international governmental and non-governmental organisations.

The most photographed building in The Hague, the Peace Palace


Learn more about humanitarian themes at the Humanity House

The place where the future is created

For the love of debating

The Hague has many inspiring places and events where the subtle art of debating is key, like ProDemos and Writers Unlimited. Furthermore, our city has a secret love for literature. Below you'll find some tips to guide you through The Hague.

All debates and lectures in The Hague

The foremost institute for Dutch literary heritage

Visit ProDemos, house for democracy and the rule


Writers Unlimited: international literature festival

Meermanno: the oldest book museum in the world

Cultural tips

The Hague offers a wealth of impressive art and cultural events. Be inspired by the unique Hague museums, visit one of the many live concerts and feel the energy of dance acts by world-renowned companies.

Enjoy the unique collection of paintings by Mondrian at the Gemeentemuseum The Hague


Meet the most famous girl of The Hague at the Mauritshuis


Mind-boggling: the Escher museum

Panorama Mesdag: the largest painting of the Netherlands

Paard van Troje: the biggest pop venue in music city The Hague