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Peace Palace

Carnegieplein 2, 2517 KJ The Hague, The Netherlands (Zuidwal)
+31 70 302 4242
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Ranked #9 of 69 Attractions in The Hague
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Type: Government Buildings
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Unfortunately you cannot tour the Peace Palace for photos or otherwise, but outside the main gate is a wonderful visitor center. For free you can have a headset and get an audio tour for an overview of the history and purpose of the Peace Palace. You can do it in under an hour. The importance of the place, and the... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

I think the Peace Palace should not be mist. The building itself is beautiful and the audio tour is very informative. Take a moment to reflect on what this building stands for. I found it to be thought provoking

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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The place is amazing and there you can feel yourself really part of the world. The museum is just beside is quite interactive, with various objects, films that were part of the story, often pretty recent.

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York, United Kingdom
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We only visited the exhibition as we had not prebooked on a tour. The (free) visitor centre is small, but is is very good indeed. The information was very detailed, the few objects on show really interesting, and the video very strong. Some really good examples of how the courts have worked in practice. I usually dislike audio guides with... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

we need more peace palaces, we when with friends and it was great to learn more about the history of the place and those that the vision to make it happen

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It has a visitors Centre nowadays, but make sure you get one of the guided tours. The inside of the Palace is amazing: all original states participating in the Peace Palace and its function as a Court to settle interstate disputes legally contributed to the interior. Italian marble mozaic floors, and beautiful American wooden structures holding the ceiling together.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This visit brought back many happy childhood memories. Certainly worth the wait in the long line with visitors

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This palace comes right out of a fairytail and is beautiful to watch on a stroll at a summer evening. Listen closely at the right hand of the palace to the 'Haagse beek', a little stream of water running through The Hague.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We just walked around the outside of the gate. Tours inside can be arranged easily but we didn't do this. May go back at a later date when we have more time.

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Albany, New York
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27 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I visited the Peace Palace on a Day of National Mourning in Holland in memory of the victims of the Malaysian Airline flight shot down over Ukraine. That could have colored by very bad impression of this place. But what a failure. It was complete in 1913 -- just in time for World War I, didn't prevent World War II... More

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