From 21 to 25 September,  The Hague will be completely swept away by the Just Peace Festival. Througout the city, a wealth of activities will take place  to celebrate the U.N.-declared International Day of Peace. During the Festival,  you can choose to take part in a number of  activities such as  running events, debates, concerts, tours and (photo) exhibitions. On Sunday September 25, the Peace Palace Library, alongside many other international institutions, will hold an Open Door Event to allow the public to catch a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes of  our organization. In the process, you will meet four historical figures who have provided an important contribution to the library and international law. Our activities are suited for both young and old. To participate, we kindly ask request you to register in advance.


On Sunday September 25, the Peace Palace Library will open its doors! You can register for one of the guided tours of 45 minutes in English or Dutch, which start at 10:30 AM (Dutch), 11:40 AM (English), 13:20 PM (Dutch) and 14:20 PM (English). Maximum of 30 people per guided tour.

During these guided tours, attention will be paid to the institution itself and historical figures such as Hugo Grotius, Tobias Asser, Bertha von Suttner and Andrew Carnegie.

A short Dutch movie on Hugo Grotius for children will be shown in the Historical Reading Room.

Language: Dutch and English

Minimum age: 10 years

Register here! Admission is free.

Note: The guided tours will not take you inside the main building of the Peace Palace.

Visitors can also register for guided tours by the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

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