The Hague International Open Day
Behind the scenes in the City of Peace and Justice
The Hague’s international organisations work hard at making the world a safer and better place. Of course, this work goes on behind closed doors within the walls of the many international organisations that have a home in this city, such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, OPCW, Unicef and the courts in the Peace Palace. One day each year, you can visit these unique institutions. This year, The Hague International Open Day takes place on Sunday 25 September.
Join guided tours and learn more about various forms of jurisdiction, human rights and international security. Visit the International Lounge at the Museon and learn why The Hague is known as the world’s second UN city and the International City of Peace and Justice. Engage in a Q&A with the Mayor, participate in an international quest, visit the Museon’s exhibitions and enjoy the ‘peace’ fries. Admissions is free.
It is no longer possible to sign up for a tour! Registration is closed.
Organisations you can visit Sunday 25 September without registration in advance (valid identification required):
The ICTY and MICT will open their doors to the public. Open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The ICC will also allow for persons that do not wish to be part of a group to walk around freely, thus allowing for more persons to actually visit the ICC.
Hague Conference Chill & Hang out Sunday (no registrations required). Relax and chat with staff members of one of the oldest organisations in The Hague. Opening times: 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Visite the exhibition ‘The Hague International City of Peace and Justice’ in the International Lounge of the Museon and learn all about The Hague as second UN city in the world and the International City of Peace and Justice. Engage in a Q&A with the Mayor, participate in an international quest, visit the Museon’s exhibitions and enjoy ‘peace’ fries. Admission is free. (No registrations required).
After the International open day at 16:45 pm:
Peace Concert Ubuntu – Humanity place in the Peace Palace.
Tickets are still available : https://www.vredespaleis.nl/bezoek/evenementen/concert-ubuntu/
Organisations opening their doors:
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT)
The International Criminal Court (ICC)
Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH)
The International Court of Justice (ICJ)
The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Peace Palace Library
Europe House – European Commission (EC) and European Parliament (EP)
OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (OSCE-HCNM)
The International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
After attending the International Open Day, you will have a better understanding of why The Hague proudly boasts these titles!