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“Irritiating visit but a worthwhile experience”
Review of Peace Palace

Peace Palace
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Small-Group Day Trip to Rotterdam, Delft and The...
Ranked #8 of 190 things to do in The Hague
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

It is called Vredespaleis in Dutch if you are following the signs.
The worthwhile first. Superb Dutch wall and floor files. Beautiful marble floors. Elegant ceilings. The Japanese room with masterly wall hangings. Some of the art in the building which manages to go beyond the symbolism of noble values. Several impressive staircases. Home of the International Court of Justice. Grandiose architecture for a place which hits the headlines every so often. International politics: I learned that the US has a judge in the court, but does not recognise the decisions of the court.
And the Irritating. A tour guide whose accented English caused problems to all. Poor management of the start of the tours. Visitors who could not understand this is not the international criminal court where war criminals are judged. Having to book on line only and print a ticket which was immediately discarded as pointless. When all this is paid for by public money of the world's taxpayers, charging 50c to use the toilet. Signs saying cameras not allowed, and yet they were allowed in the grounds (unless of course you had obeyed the signs and left yours back in the locker before the security scanner).

Thank john592
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

It was grand and huge. Very interesting architecture. It houses one of the famous international courts here, the International Criminal Court. I heard it used to be a famous palace for the Dutch royal family, but I am not sure if it was true or not. But you can visit the Peace Palace once it is open to the public.

Thank Helenz M
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

It is a single train journey to Den Haag [The Hague] from Rotterdam. We couldn't go into the palace as there were some important officials there the day we went. We did see the group exit the building with all the pomp and ceremony. We enjoyed a pleasant walk around the palace and courtyard, as well as many other historic sights around. Even the old train station [Sud.....ie south] is a historic building.

Thank Lornainaus
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Well,it was my dream to be there but when I arrived at Peace Palace, I was informed that visitors are not allowed inside the court. I was a little bit disappointed because I waited this long time.Any way, I think that it worth to be there one i a life. Just to see the building and take a photo.

Thank GulnarBaku
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

The Palace is filled with many gifts of the different nations who attended the Second Hague Conference as a sign of their support. Among the gifts are a 3.2-tonne (3.1-long-ton; 3.5-short-ton) vase from Russia, doors from Belgium, marble from Italy, a fountain from Denmark, wall carpets from Japan, the clock for the clock tower from Switzerland, Persian rugs from Iran and wood from Indonesia and the United States of America. The palace also features a number of statues, busts and portraits of prominent peace campaigners from around the world and of all eras.

Thank Raz C
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