Binnenhof

German soldiers on the Courtyard

Stichting Atlantikwall Museum Scheveningen was founded on January 1, 2005. The statutes are notarial registered in The Hague.

Motive

The Hague is the international city of peace and justice; the juridical capital of the world. The city regularly appears in world news for the major international organizations of justice and peace in the city such as the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the Yugoslavia Tribunal (ICTY). Around the legal and administrative institutes an impressive cluster of non-governmental organizations and research institutions are formed.

The Atlantikwall Museum Scheveningen attempts to unite with this role of The Hague, and to form a forum between war, peace and justice. A living monument for peace education, where exhibitions, meetings and tours take place.

In cooperation with existing cultural institutions and existing Atlantikwall museums, the museum places a specific piece of The Hague history in an international context.

Objectives

Stichting Atlantikwall Museum Scheveningen aims for:

  • Acquaint the audience with the Atlantikwall within the limits of the municipality of The Hague in all its appearances
  • Arousing interest in peace issues and encouraging active promotion of peace in the broadest sense and peace underlying conditions
  • Based on introduction to, and targeted dissemination of information about the consequences of war and the threat to individual citizens and society
  • Using purpose made accessible, restored, equipped and managed bunkers from World War II by the foundation as a permanent Peace Memorial
  • Also drawing attention to the special role The Hague and the Netherlands have in the promotion of peace in the international context