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Information about our location at the Lange Voorhout and how to get there.

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Tuesday to Sunday: 11.00 – 17.00
Please note: the cash register closes at 16:30

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Escher in The Palace is a permanent exhibition dedicated to the world-famous, imaginative artist M.C. Escher. Read about our permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.

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The latest Escher Today 25 June 2022

Mirrored illusions

In general, mirrors reflect reality, but in the world of art, different laws apply. Certainly in the world of Maurits Cornelis Escher. Here, nothing is what it seems. His prints are instantly recognisable, but the man behind them was something of an enigma. He looks at you in mirror prints…
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8 September to 6 November 2022

Royal Encounters

Escher in The Palace is set to host a royal encounter this autumn. The work of 10 artists based in The Hague will be on display as part of the Royal Encounters exhibition, a dialogue between tradition and experimentation, between past and present. Escher in The Palace invited the artists to produce new graphic work, drawing inspiration from Lange Voorhout Palace and its principal resident, Queen Mother Emma.

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Art The Hague

Hans van Bentem, Selfportraits

During Art The Hague Escher in the Palace is showing two sculptures by Hans van Bentem, an artist who is inextricably linked to the museum. Since it opened, its rooms have been graced by his huge chandeliers in a whole range of forms, including a skull, a bomb and a spider. The glittering crystal enhances the majestic feel of the palace, and lightheartedly reflect the fantasy element in the work of Escher.

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Art as a mirror of the soul

Escher in The Palace is proud of its latest acquisition: a mechanical sculpture by Jelle Korevaar. This contemporary artist makes distinctive kinetic installations, striving for an image that merges the aesthetic with social criticism. Korevaar's work, entitled ... (Dot Dot Dot), will be displayed this summer alongside Escher's print Eye.

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Masterpieces

Dutchman Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is one of the most famous graphic artists in the world. The way he plays with perspective, space and reality means he remains fascinating even today. The highlights of his collection can be seen in Escher in The Palace.

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Techniques

Escher was a printmaker, but what exactly is that? Read the pages below to find out more about the techniques he used: woodcut, wood engraving, linocut, lithography, etching and mezzotint. Each of them has its own particular qualities, so the prints made using these techniques differ in terms of their complexity and visual character.

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