Art of Peace - Gardenwalk

This unique tour connects the history of the UN, freedom and the Peace Palace and combines an attractively lit garden with performances and true stories.

Garden tour ‘Art of Peace’

Theatre, poetry and stories about 75 years of peace – all these ingredients come together in the ‘Art of Peace’ programme. At the beginning of the route, visitors meet the Goddess of Peace Irene who addresses them through the art of spoken word.

In addition to historical characters and works of art, fragments from the history of the UN will also be featured. For example, the participants are introduced to the Nobel Prize laureate Dag Hammarskjold, who was Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1953 to 196. Not only during the Suez Canal crisis he advocated for dialogue and de-escalation. The repercussions of the Second World War and the history of the Peace Palace are illustrated by the story of Max Chotzen. He worked as a librarian in the Peace Palace and at the same time was active in the Dutch resistance. Together with colleagues, he printed illegal newspapers on a stencil machine hidden in the basement of the palace.


These and various other stories and art interventions about solidarity, hope, peace and freedom are experienced by visitors as they stroll through the garden.


Practical details

Dates: 14, 15, 16 and 17 October

Starting time: from 7 p.m. onwards

Duration: approx. 50 minutes

Costs: tickets cost €15 per person, one drink included

Age: the programme is suitable for all ages.

Accessibility: Unfortunately the gardens are not passable for wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Of course the measures concerning Covid-19 have been taken into account and both the walking route and the number of participants have been adjusted accordingly.


Dates and Times

Wed 14 Oct 2020 - Sat 17 Oct 2020

19:00 - 19:50



Peace Palace Visitors Center



€ 15,00 


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