Half-day Tour 5: The Hague 2

Libraries: The Peace Palace Library and National Library (KB)

Type of Library: special and public

Total Distance Return Trip: 80 km

Meeting Point: Ahoy Rotterdam

Price per person: € 15

The Peace Palace Library

The Peace Palace Library is the foremost international law library serving the international community. Based in The Hague, the international city of Peace and Justice, the Peace Palace Library plays an essential role in the functioning of international judicial organs and is recognized within the community for its excellent legal information services. The Library’s primary task is serving the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice and The Hague Academy of International Law. The Library’s extensive collection covers international law, public and private, foreign and comparative law, war and peace issues. The Library is renowned for its precious Hugo Grotius and Peace Movement collections.

National Library

About the National Library
The KB, the national library of the Netherlands, has been a source of inspiration and development for centuries. Since our foundation in 1798, we have developed into a broad, versatile organisation, that makes the National Library collection visible, usable and sustainable for all Dutch people, for any purpose, both now and in the future. We care for the written word, especially the Dutch publications, and enable everyone to read, learn and do research. This is how we contribute to a smarter, more skilled and more creative Netherlands.
About the tour
Guided tours through the KB: a look behind the scenes
The KB collects everything published in or about the Netherlands. Would you like to see with your own eyes where all those millions of books, periodicals and microfilms are kept? From our warehouse to the Special Collections reading room: during the tour doors will open for you that are normally closed to visitors