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Escher in Het Paleis

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 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.

The Hague: City Exploration Game and Tour

3. 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.

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: Historical Audio Guide

5. 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.

The Hague - Escape the City - Self-guided city game

6. The Hague - Escape the City - Self-guided city game

This game takes you back to the early 1600s. You must free Johan van Oldebarneveld and his chief advisor, Hugo de Groot, who have been arrested for treason. Who was behind their arrest? And why have they been arrested? Help Johan and Hugo escape! The challenge is to solve the mystery within 2 hours. Escape the City is a fun combination of an escape room and city walk. Discover the hidden gems and tourist highlights of The Hague while solving tasks and puzzles to get closer to solving the mystery. After purchase, you will receive login details and instructions on how to start the game. Choose when you want to play. The app will automatically guide you through the story. You start in the Mauritshuis and end in a central location. The game is self-guided and played through an app.

Historical The Hague: Private Tour with Local Guide

7. Historical The Hague: Private Tour with Local Guide

Dive into the culture and history of the city of The Hague. See its classy streets, its charming architecture and typical palaces. You will explore the political center of the Netherlands, together with your personal dutch guide. Get an impression of our political system (maybe we'll even see some dutch politicians walking by!), learn about the history of the Netherlands in general, and the role of The Hague in particular. After the tour, you will understand why the dutch live such happy lifes! You can ask your young, local guide anything you want to know about life in the Netherlands. And remember: It is you that determines the pace of this tour! Enjoy

The Heart of The Hague Outdoor Escape Game

8. The Heart of The Hague Outdoor Escape Game

Play a city game where you will follow clues to discover the most iconic buildings of The Hague, the political capital of the Netherlands and the living and working place of the Dutch Royal Family. The app offers precise directions through the city. Play at your own pace. Feel free to pause and explore your surroundings whenever you wish. After you book the game, you’ll get an email with instructions on how to play. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

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What people are saying about Escher in Het Paleis

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 253 reviews

It was a great insight into Escher’s life and passion for his interpretation of the world through his arts. It was also wonderful to see a vignette of how the Netherland’s royal family lived. Highly recommended.

Very fun to explore the city in this way and complete appropriate assignments. It was a nice day😃👍

Really good for the price. It was a lot of fun and the puzzles were cool too.

Excellent, very inspiring. The exhibits were great and strongly recommend

Very nice exhibition in a very nice historic palace.