Peace Palace

Measures regarding COVID-19

The Carnegie Foundation has drawn up a COVID-19 protocol for guests of the Visitors Centre and participants of guided tours, see the link below. The most important measures are clarified by means of posters and flyers at the entrance. Since the reopening, extra staff is also deployed to ensure compliance with the measures and to guarantee sufficient distance between visitors. Both the Visitors Centre itself and the equipment will be cleaned frequently and carefully. Visitors can also choose to bring their own headphones or earphones for the audio tour and they are advised to wear a protective mask.


In order to be able to regulate the number of visitors and to guarantee enough distance, it is necessary that visitors book a time slot prior to their visit. The costs for a reservation are €3.00 per person, children up to 7 years old can enter for free. The audio tour, which is available in ten languages, is included in the price.

Guided tours

Guided tours are again available at the Visitors Centre. For now, there are three special kinds of guided tours: in the palace, around the palace and a visit to the Great Hall of Justice. Of course, our guides will guarantee sufficient distance between the visitors and compliance with the COVID-19 regulations.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Peace Palace

Because of COVID-19, the Visitors Centre of the Peace Palace was closed for four months, no guided tours could be offered and no halls for events could be rented out. However, these are important sources of income for the Carnegie Foundation, owner and manager of the Peace Palace. Even though the Visitors Centre is open again, the foundation still lacks income. These revenues are needed to finance public activities and educational projects. That is why the Carnegie Foundation asks its visitors and partners to become a “Friend of the Peace Palace”, see the link below, or to support the Peace Palace with a donation.