Escher In Het PaleisCurrently Closed
- Address: Lange Voorhout 74, 2514 EH Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands
- Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +31-704277730
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids
Escher In Het Paleis - Review
This place houses the collection of the world famous artist and painter, E C Escher. The place holds exhibitions, which basically plays on your perspective. There’s history of the palace at play and the stunning modern artwork in the form of a crystal chandelier. There’s a movie which plays too, and talks about the life and work of Escher. The most touching part of it is the abduction of the Escher’s teacher by the Nazis. The art and creativity of Escher is known to have startled many around the world.
Escher In Het Paleis Ticket Prices
- Children 7 – 15 year: € 6,50
- Children upto 6 year: Free
- Family card (2 adults. / 2 children till 15 year): € 25,50
Escher In Het Paleis Hours
- Box office closes at 4:30 pm.
- Museum shop closes at 4:50 pm.
- Open during Easter and Boxing Day.
- Christmas evening and 31st of December we close at 4:00 pm.
How To reach Escher In Het Paleis by Public Transport
- By Bus: From train station Central Station in The Hague: bus 22,24
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Escher In Het Paleis, The Hague Reviews
This exhibition is excellent and seamlessly takes visitors through all of Escher's work's as influenced by periods in his life - showing off all of Escher's early works to his tessellation works he is most well known for. There is also information throughout the rooms about the Lange Voorhout Palace, which is where the exhibit is permanently housed. Remember to look up at take a look at the fabulous chandeliers in each room! The very top floor of the exhibit is interactive a lot of fun, so be sure to take a look. Wheelchair facilities are available for those who may require such services, meaning that no one has to miss out on seeing this exhibit. Tickets can be bought online or at the front desk at the museum.
I wish we had arrived earlier in the day to give us more time to explore. We unfortunately only gave ourselves less than an hour before closing to observe anything. As a huge fan of Escher's work, I was really honored to see some of my favorite prints in person. The optical illusions upstairs took up the bulk of my time, that and the the gift shop (Heaven and Hell was coming home with me!!!) A note for wheelchair users, the elevator/lift there is really small. Like really, really small. I have a smaller than standard sized manual chair and I had to remove the foot rests and stand to fit. If you have a larger manual or power wheelchair, you might want to stick to the exhibits on the first floor or venture somewhere else.
Great art and definitely an amazing collection of Escher! However, staff was incredibly rude! We arrived at 4:15 pm and were told 5-6 times throughout the visit that they were closing. The front desk attendant was very snobby and condescending. At 4:50 pm we were basically told we had 5 minutes upstairs and at 4:57 pm we were told we had to leave and our viewing of the remaining pieces in the room was blocked! I was a bit shocked as this has never happened to me at a museum before. I have only had great experiences with the Dutch people thus far and found them to be very polite, incredibly helpful and kind. The staff and attitude at this museum needs a change!!! They are ruining the experience and should feel lucky and grateful they have a job that educates people on such a genius artist, like Escher.
This museum holds an amazing collection of Escher's works. You'll see all the celebrities, but you'll also see his early works, some of the sketches he did before the woodcuts, and some of his notes on tessellations. On the third floor there is an interactive museum, you can play around and take pictures. It's quite fun. The building itself used to be a palace, and there's also a bit of history of the palace itself. The place is absolutely beautiful. Don't buy the tickets online: you'll still need a paper ticket that's printed in the front desk, so if there's a line, you'll still have to queue. You are allowed to take pictures without flash, but you're not allowed to take any bags with you. There are free lockers downstairs (needs 1€ to operate but you get the coin back). The gift shop is very good, with many posters of Escher's works, books, and toys, for a fair price.
The museum is very well curated and gives a very comprehensive view of Escher's art. However, I felt that the museum adds very little to looking at Escher's works in books or online. It's not the museum's fault, it's just that type of work Escher created is not something you have to see in real life in order to appreciate. That being said, if you're not very much familiar with Escher, this museum is very recommended.