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

Address & route description

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

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Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday: 11.00 – 17.00.
The cash register closes at 16:30, the museum shop closes at 16:50.

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An overview of our admission tickets and accepted discount passes.

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What's on

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 9 September 2023

Looking at old masters

Inspiration can be taken not only from a direct mentor (who is essential for each and every art student) but also from masters from past eras. Escher, for instance, learned not only from his teacher Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita but also from looking to the past. In turn, De Mesquita…
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Just Like Escher

The themes close to M.C. Escher's heart are still alive and kicking. Even today, we see artists incorporating optical illusion, reflection, nature and architecture into their artworks. In the major autumn exhibition Just Like Escher, Escher in The Palace shows how contemporary artists and designers such as Damien Hirst, Iris van Herpen, Chris Ofili and Carlijn Kingma challenge Escher's ideas.

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Kunstmuseum Den Haag and Escher in The Palace to celebrate Escher anniversary

2023: The Hague, City of Escher

From optical illusions and impossible architecture to realistic natural landscapes: the work of Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) has it all. In 2023 it is 125 years since his birth. With the world’s largest museum collection of Escher’s work, Kunstmuseum Den Haag and Escher in The Palace are the focus of this special anniversary year.

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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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Audio guides

Escher in The Palace offers visitors two free audio tours. These can be listened to through the IZI Travel app and are also featured on our website.

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Groups and guided tours

Would you like to visit us with a group or do you need a guided tour with a professional guide? Here you can reserve your visit and book a guide.

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