Escher's Journey

Fries Museum | Wilhelminaplein 92 | 8911 BS Leeuwarden | +31 58 255 55 00 |
The Museum of Friesland brings M.C. Escher back to his hometown Leeuwarden. In Escher's Journey you can follow his development from a graphic designer to a world-famous artist. With more than eighty original prints, about twenty drawings as well as various photographs and objects, visitors follow in the footsteps of this travel-mad graphic artist, who found inspiration for his most famous works in Italy, Switzerland and Spain.

The journey starts in the grey, flat Netherlands and takes you to the sun and mountains of the Mediterranean. Escher's love of travelling proved to be a determining factor in his artistic development. The sketches he made along the way were the inspiration for the masterpieces in which he manipulated reality years later. The exhibition ends with these iconic works that made Escher so famous and popular.


Standard price

€ 13,00 (tijdens de tentoonstelling Escher op Reis geldt een toeslag van €5,00)

Opening times

28/04/2018 tot 28/10/2018
Monday 10:00 tot 17:00 uur
Tuesday 10:00 tot 17:00 uur
Wednesday 10:00 tot 17:00 uur
Thursday 10:00 tot 17:00 uur
Friday 10:00 tot 17:00 uur
Saturday 10:00 tot 17:00 uur
Sunday 10:00 tot 17:00 uur

Closed: New Year's Day, Christmas Day, King's Day. Also open: second Easter and Pentecost day and Boxing Day. The museum closes at 16.00 on Sunday 24 and 31 December.