You are very welcome to the Visitors Centre of the Peace Palace. The Visitors Centre is located in the entrance building in front of the Peace Palace from which you have a magnificent view of the Palace and the garden. Both the Palace and the garden are only accessible with a guided tour.
In the Visitors Centre you find a contemporary exhibition and an impressive film about the history of the Peace Palace and the judicial institutions located here. A complementary audio tour guides you through the story of the Peace Palace and contains the sound of the film. The audio tour is available on your phone. If necessary, there are headphones available.
The audiotour takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes, is free and available in 10 languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, and Arabic. There is also an audiotour available for children in English and Dutch.
The Visitors Centre is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 12:00 to 16:00. You do not need a reservation. The visit of the Visitors Centre is free of charge, a donation is highly appreciated.
On the 26th of January 2024, we are closed due to logistical limitations.
On 28th of January 2024, we are open from 11:00 to 16:00.
We ensure that the Visitors Centre and our equipment are cleaned frequently and carefully. You can also choose to bring your own headphones or earphones for the audiotour. You are requested to disinfect your hands at the entrance.