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Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)

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Address: Lange Voorhout 74, 2514 EH The Hague, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 70 427 7730
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Description: Escher at the Palace is dedicated to the work of Holland’s most famous...
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.
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The Palace is as interesting as the Escher collection

Located in the centre of The Hague means it is easy to get to on foot or by tram or bus. The old royal palace is beautiful and information about the use of the rooms forms part of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Armidale, Australia
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Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Located in the centre of The Hague means it is easy to get to on foot or by tram or bus. The old royal palace is beautiful and information about the use of the rooms forms part of the overall experience. The Escher displays are well constructed and flow from his early life on the ground floor up to hands... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Nice selection, with some interactive displays. A 'Thinker' type of museum, with some tourist traps as a 5 EUR photo, and a local store.

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Oegstgeest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

If you're a fan of Escher, "Escher in het paleis" is a must see. Most of the well known works (and many of the lesser ones) are exhibited here. Well worth a visit.

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Huizen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great place to be. Old Royal palace of former Queen Emma and Wilhelmina. Next to the collection of Escher's work you get also information about the building.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

the building -a former palace of Queen Emma- is gorgeous in itself and the exhibition of the works of Escher are fabulous. Children will also appreciate the wonderful world of deception.

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Le Minier, Aveyron, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I wanted so much to see this but left feeling disappointed. The works were poorly displayed and lit. At 9 euros I expect better. Some crowd management is also required. It was unpleasant fighting with the hordes. Go early might be the answer.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

On 3 floors - we went around with a school party & they seemed to really enjoy it. The pictures are absolutely fascinating & really interesting to view. You can get lost in them. The interactive top floor was a bit of a disappointment and really by the time we had been around all the drawings we were too tired... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I happen to like Esscher... his drawings are something else, well and here you have a former city palace full with his art... Not only that on the top floor you get an insight on how special the effects are. Really a nice museum that is mostly not too crowded.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

What a great place to visit, both with children and without. Fantastic palace where Queen's mother Emma used to live. The illusionistic artist Escher's faboulous work does not seize to amaze. A must-see if in the Hague. Cost about 9 euros to get in - worth it!

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Culemborg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I agree with another reviewer-if you combine this trip with the Thursday market and eat at one of the local terrace restaurants on a sunny afternoon, you will have a lovely day.

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