The Hague is internationally known as the city of Peace & Justice. Today, almost 500 international organizations are based in the city. More than 20,000 people work every day to make the world a better, more just and safer place.

The reputation as the international city of Peace & Justice has its origins in the first Hague Peace Conference, which took place in the city 125 years ago. From May 18 to July 29, 1899, delegations from the most important countries in the world met in The Hague. Over a period of three months, diplomats and lawyers met to reach agreements regarding peace, arms control and the use of international arbitration.

Gedelegeerden Eerste Haagse Vredesconferentie (1899) op de trappen van Huis ten Bosch, Den Haag
Delegates First Hague Peace Conference (1899) on the steps of Huis ten Bosch, The Hague

Thanks to the first Hague Peace Conference, The Hague was recognized worldwide as an important center for diplomacy and international law. A second peace conference was held in 1907. In the 125 years since, numerous international organizations, courts, tribunals, non-governmental organizations, agencies and knowledge institutes have established themselves here. As a result, The Hague has grown into a unique, international city of Peace & Justice.

This year, the municipality of The Hague, together with Just Peace, is organizing a series of events that will focus on the Hague Peace Conference, including this exhibition Exhibition 125 Years City of Peace & Justice from June 24 until July 26 in the Atrium City Hall. But there are also peace dinners, walks and visits to organizations.

Just Peace The Hague
The Hague is the International City of Peace & Justice, and is famous around the world. Just Peace The Hague aims to Bring Peace & Justice to life for everyone in the city, through events, stories, and much more. 

Visit for the entire program.

This exhibition can be seen until July 26 4PM in the Atrium City Hall.


Interior Peace Palace, The Hague.
Interior Peace Palace, The Hague