The Hague Town Hall


The Town Hall of The Hague is a striking white building with a large glass atrium. Designed by the American Richard Meier, it was finished in the mid-nineties. Because of its white colour the residents of The Hague soon nicknamed it the Ice Palace. Various events and exhibitions are organised in the atrium all year round, most of which you can visit free of charge. The Town Hall of The Hague also incorporates the public library and the municipal archives.

The Ice Palace

The Town Hall of The Hague is characterised by austere lines, a glass roof and the colour white. The atrium and the varying incidence of light lend a sense of space to the building. For architect Meier, transparency, clarity and perfection formed the key elements for the design, whereas colour would provided by people.

The town hall of The Hague attracts approximately 8,000 visitors every day. Some come for the municipal services, the rest to see the atrium, architecture, events and exhibitions.

Visit the Town Hall

The town hall is surrounded by the Dr Anton Philips Hall, the Lucent Dance Theatre, the New Church, the Plein and the Spuistraat shopping area. Culture, history, restaurants & hotels and shops surround the Ice Palace. You can visit the town hall every day except Sundays.

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