I could not say goodbye to The Hague without visiting "Het Vredes Paleis" (The "Peace Palace").
Although this building, completed in 1913 in neo-renaissance style, is architectually speaking not of my liking, it is home to important international judicial institutions, such as The International Court of Justice (which is the principal body of the United Nations), The Permanent Court of Arbitration, as well as the The Hague Academy of International Law which attracts law students from all over the world during the summer.
The building and the grounds on which it stands are property of the Carnegie Foundation.
Many countries have contributed to the treasures which can be visited inside the palace, among which the 3.200 kg vase donated by Russia, the doors by Belgium, the marble by Italy, a fountain by Denmark, wall carpets by Japan, Persian rugs by Iran, wood by Indonesia and the clock inside the clock tower by Switzerland. This clock is regulated directly from Switzerland by radio.