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Prepare to be amazed by the works of M.C. Escher

Museum closed

Unfortunately, Escher in The Palace has closed its doors again. Following the new COVID-19 measures, a visit to the museum is no longer possible until Tuesday 9 February 2021. After this date, we hope to welcome you again.
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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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Timeline

The life of Escher, year by year. In over 70 informative chapters you learn about his life and work, ending with the opening of Escher in The Palace.

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The Escher exhibition

With over 120 prints in our collection, the most famous works from the oeuvre of M.C. Escher (1898-1972) are permanently on display at Escher in The Palace. These magnificent prints are being exhibited in a regal setting: the former winter palace of Queen Mother Emma.

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The latest Escher Today 16 January 2021

Retreat

Between March and June 1931, Escher created his Emblemata, a series of small woodcuts that were accompanied by a motto in Latin and a poem in Dutch. The mottoes and poems were written by art historian G.J. Hoogewerff, director of the Dutch Historical Institute in Rome and a friend to…
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EXPECTED - 17 February to 16 May 2021

Graphic Grandeur: Escher and his Contemporaries

The most famous printmaker in the Netherlands is without a doubt M.C. Escher. His graphic art depicting optical illusions has earned him a unique place in both national and international art history. But he was not the only Dutch printmaker of importance in his time. The exhibition 'Graphic Grandeur: Escher and his Contemporaries' at Escher in The Palace highlights the graphic art of Escher's Dutch contemporaries.

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Take a look inside

Because we have been in the unfortunate position of having to keep our doors closed, we are happy to offer a look behind the scenes. On this page you can take a virtual tour through our museum. We have had everything photographed in 360°. Look left, look right, look up and look down. Discover (or rediscover) Escher in The Palace. Planning a visit? Use this tool to get acquainted.

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Address & route description

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

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The life of Escher

M.C. Escher was born on 17 June 1898, in Leeuwarden. He’s the third son from the second marriage of George Arnold Escher, to Sara Gleichman. Escher’s father already had two sons from a previous marriage. Maurits Cornelis was named after his mother’s uncle. When he was small, his official name was changed by the family to the familiar 'Maukie', later becoming 'Mauk', a name that would also be used by his friends.

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Co-worker Monday:
Erik Kersten

A lot has changed in the world since the corona crisis. This is also the case at Escher in The Palace. Our colleagues are happy to tell you about these new times in the museum and their own function in our Co-worker Monday.

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