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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 #2 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It's a small place, beautiful building and a small collection of art works. The woodcut when I saw it at first was amazing, but when I saw it in on the walls of every room, I sort of got bored. It took me less than an hour to finish this place. The area in front and around this museum was... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great artwork. Good explanation to go with artwork. Nice building. Great way to spend a few hours. Not overwhelming. Don't miss One of the best art museums I have seen and most enjoyable.

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Corpus Christi, TX
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28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I just returned from a visit to the Escher en het Palais museum. It was an interesting mix, as the building was a home to dutch royalty in its past before they decided to install the Escher collection there...so you really get a 2-for-1 experience. As you pass through the exhibits, there are additional photos and plaques that tell you... More

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New York
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27 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Don't miss this museum in a royal residence of yesteryear. Both are very interesting, the art as well as the building including how it was used on recent historical occasions

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Escher is always a lot of fun even for those who are not very into graphic design or Maths. A lot of very knows piees exposed, besides curiosities. The building also deserves a second look: it used to be the Royal Family's winter palace.

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Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Eveyone who likes the art of Escher must see this place! This place will be an unforgettable memory for me. If you like history as well, you should definetely see this place.

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Salem, New Hampshire
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39 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a very special experience to visit a museum entirely devoted to the artist Escher. It is also wonderful for children as there are several interactive exhibits.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Escher Museum was an amazing collection to see in the former Winter Palace of the former Queen Emma of Holland. So, not only do you get to see Escher's work but the building is the former Winter Home of the Royal family so they show you how it was decorated in its glory and you get see photos of... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is one of those attractions that can satisfy many people. Art fanatics, the more technical fellow human beings, history fans, just somebody who wants to see something interesting. The combination between the Palace and Escher is interesting. The history of the palace is displayed as well, almost a spooky reminder of days past. The Escher exhibit is both informative... More

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The building itself, and the history behind it, is as interesting as the Escher exhibit. We had to make a choice between visiting the Escher Palace or the miniature city. I am very glad we chose the Escher Palace. It was well worth the 9€ entrance fee. There was also a great antique market going on in the public square... More

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