The Peace Palace Library holds a unique collection of images like poster, engravings, photographs. Explore this subset on the Peace Palace architecture.
The Peace Palace is a remarkable building. By Dutch standards it is a building of uncommon grandeur and a very recognizable sight in the City of The Hague. However, the Peace Palace might have been a completely different building. On 15 August 1905 the “Programme of the Competition for the Architectural Plan of the Peace Palace for the use of the Permanent Court of Arbitration with a Library” was sent out all over the world. The competition was open to all. On the closing day, 15 April 1906, no less than 216 plans had been submitted, covering a total of more than 3.000 drawings.
Help us describe our collection
We try to describe our collection items as accurate and as comprehensive as possible. On some of them we have very detailed information, but on other items we have very little information. Your knowledge and information can help us identify the topics and persons in our posters, engravings and photographs. When and where they were produced or printed and by whom. Enjoy our collection and to let us know what you think of it.
Some interesting sets within the Image collection
- Peace Palace Architecture »
- Postcards of the Peace Palace »
- Cartoons on War and Peace »
- Cartoons on the Peace conference in Lausanne (1923) »
Most items are protected by copyright. You’re not allowed to use or reproduce any of these images. If you are interested in one or more of these items, please contact us for more information about copyright.