I'll be in Amsterdam from Oct. 13 - 16 and am wondering if anyone has been to this museum and if so, do you think it's worth visiting? I really like Escher's work, and have been to Amsterdam 3 times already, but there are still a lot of things I haven't seen there (Rembrandt's house, the Hidden Church, the Stedelijk Museum) and Oct. 13 is my arrival day from the U.S. so I'll be jet-lagged and may not be able to do much. I can't decide if this museum is worth a half-day away from Amsterdam.
We like it a lot. But I'd make sure I did all the big things in Amsterdam before a run down to den Haag. See other things there or I think the value of the side trip will be less.
If you like Escher then this is a fantastic museum, it really puts how his work grew in, well, can't help it, perspective. Only you can decide it if is worth the two 40 minute train rides to and from Den Haag, along with the short walk from the station. When we went, we combined it with the tram ride up to and walk along the beach in Scheveningen. I would not do it on my arrival day, I would not want to be jet-lagged for this.
Thank you, Nigel and Larry, for your advice. Larry, I wouldn't go on my arrival day for exactly the reason you mention. I may just play it by ear. I have the 14th, 15, and most of the 16th before I go to Hamburg that day to visit a friend. Would I save money by buying train tickets from Amsterdam to the The Hague in advance, or does it cost the same to buy them the day of travel?
It isn't very expensive, and no discount for advance.
That's what I thought. I did this round-trip in 2007 (bought tickets the day of, I think, and I don't remember the price which tells me it wasn't very much) but wasn't sure if anything had changed since then. Thanks!