The building, which was endowed by Carnegie, is gorgeous and inspiring but was closed for visits when we were there. A free audio guide and museum with superb curating explained in detail the history of the institution and what it does. What is missing is a narrative about its famous renderings and perhaps on its limitations as well.
Unfortunately did not get to go inside the Peace Palace but our group spent some time walking around and hearing some associated stories. Fantastic mosaic seats out the front and just the palace itself is magnificent.
We were unsure at to whether we could visit the Peace palace or just take photos from outside. There is a very good visitors centre. The admission is free and there is a free audio guide which was very educational. The audio tour is about 40 mins long.
The building and its surrounding is very beautiful, but you usually cannot come inside. Instead you can walk around and get some photos, and see the World peace flame and the stones around it, each representing the one country. The atmosphere is really touching, but there is an ice cream delivery van who doesn´t belong there!..
Beautiful building to admire from afar. It is rarely open to the public since it is usually in the process of dispensing justice (I think the next public date was June or later) but you should certainly walk by and take pictures. When facing the gate walk around to the right side to get better landscape views of the building.
The story behind it and how it was build by Carnegie is impressive. In front of the building there is a stone slab that is engraved with all the languages of the world saying 'peace' which represents how important the peace in this world is. To walk around the world peace flame as you add a prayer is very touching.
I think a visit to the Hague is incomplete without a visit to the Peace Palace. There are various monuments that shows efforts to keep the world at peace. Though the palace is closed to tourists, there is a visitors' session where you have a forty minutes audio tour of how the palace was built. There is also a lamp... 更多
Fantastic building and quite an interesting history that goes along with it. If in the area is definitely worth visiting, such a spectacular building. Its not that far a walk from the main city centre which is good as you don't have to pay fro transport..
quite impressive building! very beautiful, even the gates we took pictures and the square in front of it... but a shame that it was not open dor visit (only saturday and sunday)...