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Lange Voorhout 74
2514 EH Den Haag
T: 070-4277730
E: info@escherinhetpaleis.nl

We have reopened!

It’s once again possible to discover (or rediscover) Escher in The Palace! Since the reopening, the focus is once again on enjoying the work of M.C. Escher.

Please read this page carefully before purchasing your ticket

Following the mitigations that the government has implemented per 1 July, it is no longer required to book your visit in advance. You can also buy tickets at the cash register. Please note that you can only pay with pin or credit card.

However, there remains a maximum of visitors we can receive per hour. To ensure that you can actually enter at the desired time, we recommend buying tickets in advance. This prevents disappointment and waiting.

The set walking route through the museum that we have introduced, stays in place. Here, like elsewhere, it is very important to maintain a distance of 1½ metres.

In preparation for your visit, we ask that you read through the following carefully:


We ask that you stay at home if you are feeling unwell. In other words, if you have nasal congestion, a runny nose, sore throat, slight cough, high temperature or fever (above 38 degrees Celsius) and/or shortness of breath.

This also applies to everyone else in your group. We will ask you about this when you reserve your ticket. You will also be asked about these symptoms at the cash register.


  • Tickets can be reserved online and for a specific date and time.
  • You can also buy tickets at the cash register, but there is a possibility that the maximum capacity has been reached at that time. If that is the case, you would have to wait until there is room available.
  • Children up to 6 years old can enter for free, if accompanied by an adult.
    It is not necessary to reserve a ticket.
  • The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • You can scan your tickets from your phone at the cash register.
  • Do you have any questions about tickets already purchased without a time slot? Or other questions about your visit? Give us a ring at +31 (0)70-4277730 or send an email to info@escherinhetpaleis.nl.

Before your visit

  • The maximum number of visitors who may be inside the museum at the same time is 100.
  • We kindly ask that you limit your stay at Escher in The Palace to no more than two hours.
  • Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled visit time to prevent a queue at the entrance.
  • Contactless payment is the only payment option at The Palace, so we recommend bringing your debit card with you to the museum.
  • If you use a wheelchair, please let us know before your visit. You can notify us of the date and time of your visit by sending an email to info@escherinhetpaleis.nl. This will enable us to prepare properly for your visit. Loan wheelchairs are available. Unfortunately, since the building is a protected monument, electric wheelchairs may not be used in Escher in The Palace due to the capacity limitation of the lift.
  • In keeping with the guidelines issued by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), we strongly advise against travelling to the museum by public transport. The museum is easy to reach by car or on foot/by bike. Directions to the museum can be found here.
  • The 20-minute film on the life and work of Escher can only be viewed at the museum by a limited number of people at the same time. This is during weekdays. In the weekend the film cannot be shown. To make sure you do not miss this fantastic film, we recommend watching it before your visit.

During your visit

  • You are required to follow the instructions of the museum staff and keep a distance of 1½ metres at all times. This is to guarantee your safety and that of our colleagues.
  • A set walking route has been created that lets you visit most of the rooms at the museum. We ask you to refrain from walking in the opposite direction.
  • Due to the interactive nature of the second floor, part of the features may not be enjoyed at this time. Once we can guarantee your safety in a responsible manner, we will reopen these interactive features as quickly as possible.
  • Disinfectant hand gel is available at several locations within Escher in The Palace. We ask you to use this upon arrival.
  • It is only possible to use the sanitary facilities on arrival and departure. The bathrooms are located in the basement. Please keep this in mind during your visit.
  • You can store your jacket, purse and buggy in the cloakroom in the basement.
  • The MC Café is open with a limited menu and reduced number of seats in accordance with RIVM guidelines. Want to enjoy a cup of delicious hot coffee or snack on the lovely Lange Voorhout? You can take your order with you at the end of your visit.

Education & activities

Unfortunately, group tours are not possible at this time. We are currently considering various alternative options.

We regret to inform you that the guided tours for schools and museum classes will not be continued this school year. We hope to once again receive students and groups from the next school year for a museum visit with a viewing guide, a guided tour or a museum lesson. For more information or to reserve a group visit, send an email to educatie@escherinhetpaleis.nl.

Free workshops for children are organised once again. On a small scale though and subject to registration and in compliance with RIVM guidelines. Children can join on Sunday afternoons and, during the summer holidays, on Wednesday afternoons. You can book a spot during your visit, not beforehand.