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Stock photo and video Footage of the Peace Palace, The Hague

Known as the temple of peace and justice, The Hague’s Peace Palace (Vredespaleis in Dutch) has become one of the city’s most iconic sites. With its red-bricked facade and tall spire, this grand building houses the International Court of Justice (an organisation that helps to settle legal disputes between member states). And also the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), The Hague Academy of International Law and the Peace Palace Library. It was originally built in 1913 for the UN’s PCA (Permanent Court of Arbitration), an intergovernmental organisation that can still be found busy at work in the Peace Palace a century later.

When you first approach the Peace Palace, you’ll notice the Eternal Peace Flame that burns by the entrance. With the inscription “May all beings find peace”. Next to the flame, you can follow the World Peace Path. Its a path that is made from 196 stones, each one from a different country. Inside you’ll find even more international additions to this grand architecture, including wall tapestries from early 20th century Japan, statues from mid-century India and marble from Italy.  

Today, you can visit the Peace Palace and take a 30-minute free audio tour around the building, learning about the building’s history and the significant events that took place here. If you’d prefer an in-person tour, you need to visit at the weekend, when hour-long tours are carried out in both English and Dutch. Watch out for court cases! When court cases are in action, you won’t be able to take a tour through the Peace Palace. Alternatively, head over to the visitor’s centre to cast your eye over detailed exhibits of the history of the Peace Palace. 

About me

photographer The Hague

Hi! I’m Wilmar. I’m a professional photographer and cameraman in The Netherlands (The Hague). I have over 14 years of experience working in corporate, portrait and other photography niches. If you want to find out more about me, and how I can help you, read on. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved photography. On my 14th birthday, my father handed me an old Praktica MTL 5 camera. Its a simple but fantastic piece of equipment. Compared to the cameras we have today, settings were limited. And there was no automatic function on this camera. But, that didn’t matter. It wasn’t long before I realised that the composition of an image is so important. It is perhaps the biggest influence you can have on a photo. More about me: Photographer in the Netherlands.

Assignment on shooting footage of the Peace Palace in The Hague

As I’m working out of The Hague, its not so hard for me shoot footage of the Peace Palace. While I am based in The Hague, I regularly travel throughout the Netherlands. I carry out assignments in places like Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht, and locations further afield. 

If you love these stock video clips as much as I do, and you would like to use any of my material in your next project, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Other photography and video production websites

Other imagery like video production in The Hague and portraitphotography can be found on these websites:

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