Practical information

The address of the International Criminal Court is Oude Waalsdorperweg 10, 2597 AK, The Hague, The Netherlands.



Getting here

A free visitors’ car parking is located on Van Alkemadelaan. The parking is located at about 5 minutes walking distance from the main entrance.

Visitors with disabilities or groups arriving by coach can be dropped off in front of the main entrance. Please note that no vehicles can stay parked at the drop off area; drivers are always requested to proceed to the visitors’ parking.

Choose the best route for your trip on:

A visitors bicycle parking can be found at the entrance of the visitors’ car parking.

If you’re traveling from abroad, the two closest and better connected airports are Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam The Hague Airport.

Once in The Hague, the easiest way to reach the ICC through public transport is via bus line 22 or line 29.

To best plan your travels within The Netherlands visit the following official website:

Visitors are advised to only use licensed taxis characterised by blue number plates. Taxis make use of the drop-off point in front of the main entrance. This is not a permanent taxi stand therefore the staff at the information desk can assist you to order your taxi upon departure.


Judicial Recess and Official Holidays of the Court

  • Spring 2023

    from Thursday 6 April (17:30)
    until Monday 17 April (09:00)

  • Summer 2023
    from Friday 21 July (17:30)
    until Monday 14 August (09:00)

  • Winter 2023/2024

    from Friday 15 December 2023 (17:30)
    until Monday 8 January 2024 (09:00)


  • 2 January - New Year's Day
  • 7 April - Good Friday
  • 10 April - Easter Monday
  • 21 April - Eid al-Fitr Day
  • 27 April - King's Day
  • 18 May - Ascension Day
  • 29 June - Eid al-Adha Day
  • 25 September - Yom Kippur Day
  • 25 December - Christmas Day
  • 26 December - Boxing Day


Accessing the Court

Entering the Court

All visitors are required upon arrival to present to the security officers a valid physical photo ID (passport, drivers licence or national identity card) – please note that digital IDs will not be accepted.

Upon registration all visitors will receive a Visitors Badge that shall be worn visibly at all times. This badge allows you to enter the Public Area of the Court; you will also need it in order to leave the premises at the end of your visit.


After receiving a Visitors Badge you will be passing through a security screening, which includes a metal detector. You will then be allowed into the building, staff at the information desk in the main lobby will welcome you and guide you throughout your visit.

All visitors are reminded that they are entering a Court of Law and are required to observe the Rules of Decorum at all times. In particular, due to the nature of the work of the Court, filming, recording and the taking of photographs is strictly prohibited within the premises.

Access for visitors with disabilities

The Public Area of the Court is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities however we kindly ask that people using a wheelchair, or otherwise in need of assistance, inform us in advance of their visit. This will allow us to prepare for your arrival and help you gain access to the Court as efficiently as possible.

Any additional questions? Contact us at: [email protected]