Our building at the Lange Voorhout has a long history. Read about its origins, the Royals who lived here and how this palace became the residence of a permanent exhibition dedicated to Escher.
The history of the Kingdom of the Netherlands begins in The Hague. It was here on November 30, 1813 that Prince Willem Frederik of Oranje-Nassau, after sailing from England, landed on the beach at Scheveningen.
The museum shop of Escher in Het Paleis is located on the ground floor in one of the beautiful rooms of the Palace. It is managed and staffed by volunteers, all the proceeds are used for Art and Culture projects in The Hague and the Escher collection of the Museum.
The MC Cafe is a pleasant place to take a break in your museum visit in the former kitchen of Queen Emma. Here, in addition to enjoying the extensive daily selection, you can also reserve a celebrationary high tea.
Donald Judd (1928 - 1994) was one of the foremost practitioners of minimal art. This was primarily an American movement that around 1965 designed objects using basic industrial materials such as sheet metal, wood or plywood. In 1992 Judd designed the parquet for The Palace.
Dutch sculptor Hans van Bentem designed for the former Royal rooms on the ground and first floor very special chandeliers like a skull, a spider and an umbrella. The objects from the big chandelier in the central hall, the globe, the pair of compasses and the bow are all taken from the white wall decorations in the entrance hall.