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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 Mobile Audio Guide Scavenger Hunt

2. The Hague: Highlights Mobile Audio Guide Scavenger Hunt

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 and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. 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.

Den Haag: walking tour highlights audio and gps guided

3. Den Haag: walking tour highlights audio and gps guided

Explore to the beautiful South Holland city of The Hague Walk with me through the city and experience interesting facts and the most beautiful places in The Hague. I speak speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Dutch During the tour I will tell you about the history and the highlights. And of course I will show you the most beautiful places and enjoy to take pictures! When you want to go to a museum, are some entrance tickets not for free. During the walks we visit many top activities/sights such as Escher Palace, Mauritshuis, Courtyard, Paleis of the King, Palace garden, the best shopping en restaurant and realy hidden gems. Before we start, a bit of history in a nutshell… The Hague originated 5800 years ago as a farming settlement. Nevertheless, The Hague, as the city's dignified name is, only really started to grow under Count Willem II (1228-1256), who had a count's castle built around the Binnenhof}. North of the Hofvijver, where there is mainly sandy soil, nobles and notables built their houses and palaces. Craftsmen and traders settled on the peat soils south of the Binnenhofcomplex. The Hague has undergone major development over the years and has a rich history. For example, Lodewijk Napoleon, who had become king of Holland in 1806, visited the city, {The Hague} developed into the government center of the Netherlands and counts, stadtholders, kings and queens chose this city as their residence. Come and Explore with me and experience and enjoy the great city of The Haque

From Amsterdam: Kinderdijk and The Hague Tour with Museums

4. From Amsterdam: Kinderdijk and The Hague Tour with Museums

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: City Exploration Game and Tour

5. The Hague: City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in The Hague. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. 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.

The Hague: Historical Audio Guide

6. The Hague: Historical Audio Guide

On this self-guided GPS audio tour you'll see the beautiful old city centre, where kings reign and some of the world's most famous art is displayed. We'll begin our journey at the Mauritshuis and find out how The Hague grew from a small settlement to the centre of political power in the Netherlands, and end the tour with a stroll along the country's most famous avenue. Along the way, we'll stop by a square that was the site of many executions, a notorious former prison, and I'll point out the best fish-shack in town. The Hague forms a rich part of the Netherlands' history and the characters that people it. Join me to uncover some of these people and their stories. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

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What people are saying about Escher in Het Paleis

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 253 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.