Visit the OPCW

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The OPCW welcomes requests for group visits to its Headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the mission and important work of the OPCW, and the Chemical Weapons Convention.

OPCW Visitors Programme Temporarily Suspended

Keeping the OPCW a healthy and safe place for staff and visitors is a shared responsibility. Due to the current health situation, and in light of public health guidelines from the Government of the Netherlands, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is implementing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

As of 13 March 2020, the OPCW Visitors Programme is temporarily suspended until further notice. We regret that we are unable to accommodate new requests to visit the OPCW at this time.

We hope to welcome you to the OPCW in the future.

What will you discover on your visit to the OPCW?

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Our Mission

Find out about the OPCW’s mission to achieve a world free of chemical weapons

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Our Work

Hear from experts about the work of the Technical Secretariat 

Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize

See the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the OPCW in 2013 for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons


Executive Council Chamber

Walk through the chambers where 41 elected OPCW Member States oversee the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention

Dates not available for public visits

On the following dates OPCW is not open for public visits.


OPCW Official Holidays 2020 OPCW Conference Dates 2020
1 January
13 April
27 April
21 May
26 May
1 June
23 October
25 December
28 December
9 — 13 March
6 — 10 July
5 — 9 October
23 November — 4 December

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