Escher in the Palace (Escher in Het Paleis)

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Escher in the Palace is a permanent exhibition in The Hague. It is dedicated to the Dutch graphical artist M.C. Escher. The collection is located in the former Winter Palace of Queen Mother Emma of the Netherlands.

The exhibit presents nearly all his prints, including Belvedere, Drawing Hands, Waterfall, and Ascending and Descending. Your eyes and brain will struggle to understand what they see as you’ll notice how birds are morphing into fish and water flow upstream.



Approx. Duration

1-2 hours

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – Medium

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Price Level

Min. Price

€7.00 to €11.00


Escher in Het Paleis, Lange Voorhout, The Hague, Netherlands

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Recommended Age

Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors

Pricing Details

  • Adults: €11.00

  • Youth 13-17 yrs: €8.00

  • Child 7-12 yrs: €6.50

  • Child 0 – 6 yrs: Free

  • Students: €10.00


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Additional Information

M.C. Escher is a master in optical illusions, and you’ll see things that are, in fact, impossible. Visitors unravel some of Escher’s mysteries like the Impossible Penrose Triangle by constructing one himself.

Many find the highlight of the visit to be the seven meters long Metamorphosis III. This enormous woodcut allows visitors to experience Escher combining time and space as an organic unity.

The museum offers a lovely cafe, in case you need a relaxing break during your visit. You will also find the museum shop with unique gifts, books, mugs, and other memorials.

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