Escher in Het Paleis

Escher in Het Paleis: Our most recommended tours and activities

The Hague: Escher in The Palace Museum Ticket

1. The Hague: Escher in The Palace Museum Ticket

Get discounted entry to Escher in Het Paleis, 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 and is the only public building in The Hague where the original royal ambience has been maintained. See almost all of the works of the Dutch artist, including the 7-meter long Metamorphosis III, an enormous woodcut displayed in a non-conventional way that let’s you experience Escher combining time and space as an organic unity. Escher instills a sense of wonder, fascinating young and old alike. The exhibition includes famous “impossible” prints, such as “Day and Night”, where the Dutch landscape appears to morph into a flock of birds, and the famous “Climbing and Descending” depicting rows of people perpetually ascending and descending a flight of stairs. Located on the second floor of The Palace is the interactive exhibition “Looking as Escher Does” where as well as doing puzzles with your eyes, you can unravel some of Escher’s mysteries with your hands.

The Hague: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

2. The Hague: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Get to know The Hague at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of THe Hague's most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. In the history-filled city of The Hague you will first visit the beautiful Escher in Het Paleis. Then the unique The Hague's Historic Museum and then the irreplaceable Mauritshuis. This wonderful route continues to the Het Plein. As a fifth stop you will find the Binnenhof. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Rijksmuseum de Gevangenpoort. Of course, the Noordeinde Palace could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Royal Stables. The penultimate destination is the enviable World Peace Flame. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Peace Palace.

Hague: Old Town City Exploration Game

3. Hague: Old Town City Exploration Game

Take the untraditional route, and haunt the Hague instead of hiring a guided tour. Immerse yourself in a mystery game where the answers to clues lead you through the ancient, and largest Dutch city on the North Sea. Begin the journey to find your lost heart at the Escher in Het Paleis, and solve 12 puzzles on your smartphone to discover new locations in an interactive and alternative way to exploring a new place. Pass by the oldest building in the city—the Abbey church, hunt around the ancient and medieval Old City Hall, marvel at the Noordeinde Palace, and discover the Binnenhof & Ridderzaal. View the city's history and various churches and galleries from a unique perspective and start and stop as you see fit. End your experience at The New Church, one of the oldest monuments the Hauge has to offer. Play in a large group, go it alone or create small teams to compete against each other for time. Download the game, tickle your brain, and explore the Hauge like never before.

From Amsterdam: The Hague Tour with Escher or Madurodam

4. From Amsterdam: The Hague Tour with Escher or Madurodam

Enjoy the beautiful scenery from the comfort of a luxurious minivan. You will be picked up from a centrally located meeting point in Amsterdam and driven to Kinderdijk in about 75 minutes. Sit back, relax and enjoy views of the Dutch landscape as you head to the UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit a working windmill from the inside, watch the film about the area and learn more about the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a 90-minute visit, get back in the minivan and continue to The Hague. This bustling city is home to some of Europe's most important political institutions, including The Netherlands' seat of government and its royal family. It is also home to numerous embassies and international organizations, including the International Court of Justice, The International Criminal Court, and several royal palaces. Start your adventure in The Hague, where you will do a city tour via minivan. You will see all the highlights, and a stop will be made for lunch (at your own expense) before enjoying an included visit to one of the three cultural highlights of The Hague. Discover Mauritshuis, home to some of the best Dutch paintings from the Golden Age. In this museum, you can find masterpieces such as Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl earring and images by Rembrandt van Rijn. Enjoy an included audio tour of Escher in Het Paleis. This former royal winter palace now houses over 120 prints of the famous M.C. Escher. The way he played with perspective, space, and reality means he remains fascinating even today. What makes the small country of the Netherlands so great? Discover this and more at Madurodam. The smallest city in the world is full of beautiful miniatures, playful activities, and great rides for kids and adults to discover what makes us so unique.

The Hague: Hague Resistance - History City Exploration Game

5. The Hague: Hague Resistance - History City Exploration Game

Haags Verzet is the Hague’s most historic city game. You solve puzzles and answer riddles and unlock hidden augmented and virtual reality elements. In around 1 hour and 45 minutes you will discover the city center and be able to view the unique skyline of The Hague. You follow the cities’ resistance fighters during the Second World War. Join and help them in their mission to liberate it from the German occupiers. The Game Starts at the Hotel Des Indes and ends on the Malieveld. From Hague Central Station you can easily take the tram or bus to the starting location. You decide when to start and when to take a break. The adventure and flexibility makes this city game one of the best activities for during your stay in The Hague.

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What people are saying about Escher in Het Paleis

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 215 reviews

It’s easy to find and close to everything else you may want to explore. All of Escher's work is amazing and a variety of his work is on display. There’s also an interactive monitor to view Escher’s work from the beginning to the end of his life. The shop is brilliant too with popular Escher prints for sale and other art merchandise & jewellery. Well worth a visit, enjoy!

Jan was a wonderful guide- the van was very comfortable and we had a lovely time. He was very relaxing and offered appreciated anecdotes, history and great information on the sights we were seeing. Really recommend this tour!

It was a good fun and entertaining walk. Will certainly do something like this again.

Really cool museum! Buying tickets online was a great idea — seamless experience

Engaging and fun in the beautiful palace of the NL Queen Mother Emma.