American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated over a million dollars towards the construction of this immense mock-Gothic palace, home to the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. The building was designed by French architect Louis Cordonnier and completed in 1913; today it can be visited only by guided tour with reservations made online ahead of time. You’ll see most of the ornate apartments and marvel at the grandiose gifts given by each of the participating countries: crystal chandeliers made with real rubies and emeralds and each weighing 1,750kg (3,900 lb.) from Delft; incredible mosaic floors from France; a huge Turkish carpet woven in 1926 in Izmir; and an immense 3,500kg (7,700 lb.) vase from Czar Nicholas of Russia. If the courts aren’t in session, your guide will take you inside the International Court of Justice, which handles all of the UN’s judicial cases. Tours last 45 minutes.
The Hague› Attraction
Vredespaleis (Peace Palace)
Carnegieplein 2, The Hague, The Netherlands
Our Rating Neighborhood At Scheveningseweg Hours Visitor Center: Tues–Sun 10am–5pm (mid-Nov to mid-Mar 11am–4pm). Guided tours in English are offered most weekends and must be purchased online Transportation Tram: 1 or 10 to Vredespaleis Phone 070/302-4242 Prices Admission to the Visitors Centre is free. Guided tours (when available) 11€ adults, free for children 7 and under Other Tours last 50 min. without the museum visit and 1 1/2 hr. with Web site Vredespaleis (Peace Palace)
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