Every autumn, Escher in Het Paleis joins in with the festivities surrounding Prinsjesdag. This year the theme of the Prinsjesdag festival is 'Time to find common ground'. It's a good reason to raise the profile of Queen Mother Emma. We are doing this in conjunction with the National Archive. The presentation will be held in the finest room in Emma’s winter palace: the ballroom. There, the original 'Troonrede' (the Dutch equivalent of the Queen's Speech) from 1891 can be seen as well as some remarkable memorabilia from the visits Emma took to the Dutch provinces.
From 4 February until 28 May 2017
Maurits Cornelis Escher used photography as a source of inspiration and as part of his preliminary studies, as was evident for the first time in the exhibition Escher, Close Up.
From 12 July until 3 November 2013
For the first time two Dutch museums with totally different backgrounds had organised a common exhibition in which a comparison between Islamic art and the work of MC Escher was central: Escher & Treasures from Islam in The Hague and Escher meets Islamic Art in Amsterdam.
From 3 July until 28 August 2016
Summer! Time to enjoy the sun and relax on the beach. His whole life Maurits Cornelis Escher enjoyed the seaside. During the summer of 2016 we showed a selection of Eschers own photo’s in the Ballroom. With bathing costumes from the 20’s/30’s and visitors could make their own 30’s snapshot at the seaside.