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Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)

Lange Voorhout 74, 2514 EH The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 427 7730
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Ranked #4 of 69 Attractions in The Hague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Escher at the Palace is dedicated to the work of Holland’s most famous graphic artist M.C. Escher. Nearly all his prints are exhibited, among them... more » Owner description: Escher at the Palace is dedicated to the work of Holland’s most famous graphic artist M.C. Escher. Nearly all his prints are exhibited, among them Belvedere, Drawing Hands, Waterfall and Ascending and Descending. Here you can see how Escher changed fishes into birds, made water flow upstream and his less known, but very attractive early Italian landscapes. On our main- and first floor you can see how his work progressed from depicting the real world to his constructed worlds. Optical illusion is a key word in his work.An optical illusion depicts something which is in fact impossible. M.C. Escher was a master in this field. An optical illusion literally means doing puzzles with your eyes. The visitor will be able to unravel some of Escher’s mysteries like the Impossible Penrose Triangle by constructing one himself. The extra presentation “In the Eye of Escher” shows various themes in which Escher was involved, like reflection, perception and perspective. « less
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Escher is a museum that definitely travellers need to visit in The Hague, the ilusionist one is worth a visit.

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Gedera, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A very interesting museum, especially if you're a fan of the artist. The most interesting part is the top floor (out of three) so make sure to go there first so you don't miss it or be too tired for it. Outside there's a boulevard with great statues and creations where the kids can run about and some great photo... More

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munich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A very nice Palais for presenting the work of M.C.Escher and especially his life and travel influencing his work. Also great installation of light objects in the rooms.

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Salalah, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite museums in The Hague. It's set in an old palace and even if you're not into the stunning art made by Escher, you will still enjoy wandering through this old but well-kept building. Older kids will also enjoy the trompe-l'oeil drawings. Don't forget to have your photo taken in an optical illusion setting.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The artwork was superb, the descriptions were interesting. I also found the movie about his work interesting. We loved the room at the end where they take your photo and then email it to you (for 5 euros). Highly recommend this museum.

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Llangollen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Like many others I came to Escher's work in the 1960's helped by the chemistry of the time. His precise distortions of space and time illuminated one element of tehzeitgeist. The exhibition in Het Paleis shows a selection of his work, from the famous to the lesser-known, including some very early rather conventional graphics such as a white cat. The... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This museum is an exhibition and explanation of m c Escher - the brilliant graphic design who was outside his time. Many original works are showcased along with the story if his career and education. A must see!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Three floors of the pure Escher - great work, really nice building too. Make sure to go to the third floor, especially if you are visiting with kids - it has lots of hands-on activities, including taking a picture in an optical illusion room (5 euros).

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The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you enjoy art, then I strongly recommend a visit to the Escher in the Palace. The combination of the art displayed and the history of the location made a wonderful trip.

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Constanta, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The great experience. Almost 80 years ago somebody could make so beautiful drawings and so mathematics precision. It's difficult to understand some of them, others are 3D images and at the final of visiting you can make an incredible fotos

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