Peace Palace

Visitors Centre

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and national government measures, the Visitors Centre is currently closed to the public. We expect to open again soon. Of course you can still visit our webshop.


We are looking forward to welcome you at the Visitors Centre of the Peace Palace. A modern exhibition and impressive film give you an introduction of 35-40 minutes to the founding history of the Peace Palace and to the juridical institutions based there. The information is available through an audio tour in ten languages: English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Italian, Portuguese and German. Of course, there is also an audio tour for children available.

Opening hours

  • April to October:
    Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
    In August we are also open on Mondays.
  • November to March:
    Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am – 4 pm.
  • The Visitors Centre is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and King’s Day.

Access to the Visitors Centre and use of the audio tour is free of charge, but we appreciate visitor donations no matter how small.