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“Give Peace A Chance - book in advance” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Peace Palace

Peace Palace
Carnegieplein 2, The Hague 2517 KJ, The Netherlands (Zuidwal)
+31 70 302 4242
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Ranked #8 of 68 attractions in The Hague
Type: Government Buildings
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Give Peace A Chance - book in advance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Like others we found the small free exhibition informative - the audio presentation is in several languages. It is also interesting to see the Palace from the gates. However, if you want an actual tour of the Palace you can be taken on an escorted tour if you book in advance on-line - providing that the Court is not in session.

Visited April 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Broadening your horizons”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

What a story and what a place! Book your space on a tour prior to going via the internet, but even just looking around the visitors centre with a story-telling device, is highly informative and stimulating. For my son of 23 years to say he enjoyed it, it must be!

Visited April 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Majestic building, just outside the center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

When you have visited the center of The Hague and you intend to head towards Scheveningen (Kurhaus, Sea Life, boulevard, De Pier, etc.) by tram, I would like to recommend this majestic attraction. It's situated just outside the center area, in front of the long road to Scheveningen. Because The Hague is my hometown, I am very familiar with this building. When I visited it last, week I noticed that the huge parking place (always flooded by tourist busses) has disappeared. The recent renovation will turn it into a non-traffic area, a very good idea! This year the Peace Palace celebrates its 100th birthday (2013) with a lot of special activities, like the Run For Peace and the Peace One Day Celebration Concert, both on September 21st. Be there!

Visited April 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Only ok if you are not able to get in for a tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We went in Feb 2013, I went on a Saturday when it looked like we could go inside and tour the Peace Palace, it was closed and we were told it is almost always closed and that tours have become rare. Touring is not possible at all during the week as it is in use. There is a small visitors center with a movie and an audio tour, it was nice to learn a little about it but I could have probably just read wikipedia.

Visited February 2013
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“Take the free audio tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We visited the visitor's centre of the Peace Palace and took the free audio guide, available in many languages. It takes around 30-40 minutes to cover it but the audio guide gave an excellent background and examples of the role of the Peace Palace. There was also a very interesting video. A little disappointing that you can't actually go inside, but the visitors centre was pretty amazing.

Definitely visit if you are in The Haag, you see and learn something new and what could be better, it's free!

Visited March 2013
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