Just Peace Festival
The biggest peace festival in the Netherlands is happening in The Hague, to celebrate the UN’s International Day of Peace on September 21!
Peace and Justice in The Hague
For two days, the annual Just Peace Festival is gracing us with its presence in The Hague. There will be an abundance of activities with, of course, "Peace and Justice" as a central theme, including debates, performing arts, museum events, a running event, music and more.
The political and cultural event is one that focuses on societal impact, aiming to inspire, encourage and entertain. The Just Peace Festival is an annual peace festival with a social impact, an initiative of The Hague United for Peace & Justice Foundation in cooperation with several institutions, international NGOs and the municipality of The Hague.
Themed activities during the Just Peace Festival
Themed activities in the Just Peace Festival programme include:
The Hague Peace Night Run 2019
On Saturday, September 21, The Hague Peace Night Run will make its way around the Peace Palace, with the start and finish at the Lange Voorhout.
The Hague International Open Day
At The Hague International Open Day, expats and locals of all ages can register for free guided tours, presentations and meet and greet sessions at international organisations that are not usually open to the public, such as Europol and the International Criminal Court.
There are more than 240 international organisations located in The Hague, including EU, UN and intergovernmental organisations. During The Hague International Open Day, on Sunday, September 22, 17 of these organisations welcome curious people from all walks of life.
Peace in the Park
At the Paleistuin (Palace Garden), Peace in the Park will be an oasis of good vibes and humanity, with workshops, meditation, music and creativity. The Paleistuin is the garden of Noordeinde Palace, one of the many buildings belonging to the Dutch Royal Family and the official workplace of King Willem Alexander.
Check out the Peace in the Park Facebook page for the most up-to-date programme information. This serene park is utterly beautiful, with its ponds, fountains and manicured flowerbeds - the perfect setting for this peaceful afternoon.
Plan your Just Peace weekend
Just Peace Festival involves lots of different activities that happen simultaneously. Most venues can be easily reached by public transport. Browse the Just Peace website and take your pick of which events to visit to make the most of your weekend of peace in The Hague.