Escher in Het Paleis is a museum dedicated to the work of the Dutch artist M.C. Escher, located in The Hague, Netherlands. The museum showcases over 150 prints and drawings by Escher, as well as interactive exhibits that explore his optical illusions and mathematical concepts. The museum is housed in a former royal palace, which adds to the charm and elegance of the experience.
The Escher in Het Paleis is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 17:00.
The Escher in Het Paleis’s ticket prices are €10.50 for adults, €7.50 for students and seniors, and €6.50 for children aged 7 to 15. Children under 7 can enter for free. You can buy tickets online or at the entrance of the museum.
To get to the Escher in Het Paleis, you can take tram 1 or 16 from The Hague Central Station or Hollands Spoor Station and get off at Kneuterdijk stop. The museum is a short walk from there. Alternatively, you can take bus 22 or 24 and get off at Lange Voorhout stop.
Some tips for visiting the Escher in Het Paleis are:
- Plan to spend at least an hour and a half to see all the exhibits.
- Book a guided tour if you want to learn more about Escher’s life and work. Tours are available in English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish and Italian.
- Don’t miss the interactive exhibits on the second floor, where you can create your own tessellations, see yourself in a distorted mirror, or enter a room that changes your perspective.
- Respect the prohibitions of photography, food and drinks, and touching the artworks.
Some highlights of the Escher in Het Paleis are:
- The Metamorphosis III, a 7-meter-long woodcut that shows a series of transformations from one image to another.
- The Relativity, a lithograph that depicts a world with different gravitational directions.
- The Waterfall, a lithograph that creates an impossible loop of water flowing uphill.
- The Magic Mirror, a sculpture that reflects Escher’s self-portrait in a spherical mirror.