Currently, two different types of guided tours are offered:
Around the Palace & In the Palace
The Peace Palace is a working palace where court-sessions take place almost every day. For security reasons, we can only offer tours when there are no sessions. Therefore, tour dates for the “In the Palace” tour can only be found online two weeks in advance.
In the Palace
You might be curious about what is behind the imposing facade of the Peace Palace. Only for a few days a year, the doors of the Peace Palace open to the public. A guide will tell you more about the building, the institutions that are housed there, and the works of art that decorate the palace. During the tour, you will visit the Great Hall of Justice, the Small Courtroom and the Japanese Room, which will give you an impression of the most beautiful rooms in the building.
Before your tour starts, you have the opportunity to listen to an audio tour in the Visitors Centre that will take 30 to 40 minutes. A ticket for this guided tour in the Peace Palace costs €15,00 per person, children up to and including 7 years have free access. There are no discount rates. The palace tour is not suitable for young children. These unique palace visits are offered in Dutch and English. A group consists of a maximum of 20 people. We will ensure that you can keep a sufficient distance from your fellow visitors.
Around the Palace
We also offer you the possibility to explore the site with a guide. During a walk through the historical gardens around the Peace Palace, you will learn all about the various institutions in the palace, the buildings on the grounds, their special architecture and the way in which they relate to each other and to the garden. This walk “Around the Palace” offers you a special and surprising perspective!
Before your tour starts, you have the opportunity to listen to an audio tour in the Visitors Centre that will take 30 to 40 minutes. A ticket for this tour costs € 12,50. Children under the age of 8 can join for free. This tour will only take you to the gardens, you won’t enter the palace. The duration of the walk is approx. 50 minutes and the gardens are not accessible for wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
- Entrance is only possible with a valid passport or EU ID card/driving license;
- All participants pass through a metal detection gate. An exception can be made for pregnant women and people with a pacemaker, for whom a hand metal detector is available;
- Bags, cameras and mobile phones may not be taken into the Palace and can be stored in a locker in the Visitors Centre. Because of the available space, we ask you to have one member of your group deposit your belongings in the safe;
- It is not permitted to take photographs in the palace. The Peace Palace is only accessible to prams, wheelchairs and walkers to a limited extent. Mobile scooters are not allowed.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Peace Palace!
If any problems occur while booking your tickets, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.