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Escher in het Paleis

Museum Escher in het Paleis is a permanent exhibition dedicated to the world-famous artist M.C. Escher, whose art startled millions of people all over the world. The collection is housed in the former Winter Palace of Queen Mother Emma of the Netherlands.

Lange Voorhout 74
2514 EH The Hague
The Netherlands

• Historic • City centre
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Maurits Cornelis Escher

Maurits Cornelis Escher, who lived from 1898 to 1972, was a genius at drawing impossible situations. If you take a closer look at his work you realise that Escher's illustrations are mathematical masterpieces which depict optical illusions. In one of his most famous works, Waterfall, water flows uphill and the towers are put together incongruously. Other works show birds morphing into fish and figures that endlessly walk up and down a staircase in the same courtyard.

Exhibition

The exhibition at Escher in the Palace combines unique works of art with biographical material including photographs, letters, and preliminary sketches. Escher mainly worked with printing techniques such as woodcut, lithography, mezzotint and tessellation.

Former palace

The Escher collection is borrowed from the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. The palace at the beautiful Lange Voorhout in The Hague has been owned by the Dutch Royal Family in the past, and it was Queen Emma, grandmother of the former Queen Beatrix, who bought it in 1896. In the MC Café, visitors can see what the 19th century interior looked like: a perfect place for the imaginary to meet the building's rich past.

Venue Overview

  • Capacity largest room: 150 pax
  • Total capacity: 300 pax
  • Size largest room: 0 M2
  • Number of meeting rooms: 5
  • WiFi: Yes

Venue Facts

  • Event Type
    • Meeting
    • Presentation
    • Social event
  • PAX per Room
    • Theatre 60
    • Banquet 50
    • Cocktail 150
  • Equipment
    • N/A
  • Catering
    • Catering
  • Travel
    • Schiphol 45
    • RTH Airport 22
    • Train Station 1
    • Parking: No

Escher in het Paleis on YouTube

Watch this video to find out more about the Museum Escher in het Paleis, a permanent exhibition in The Hague dedicated to the world-famous artist M.C. Escher, whose art startled millions of people all over the world. The collection is housed in the former Winter Palace of Queen Mother Emma of the Netherlands.