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Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)

Lange Voorhout 74, The Hague 2514 EH, The Netherlands
+31 70 427 7730
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Escher keeps amazing new crowds of people. This time I took my little nephews along with me to this great museum. For the kids they have a a small search tour, making it more interesting for the smaller people. Taking a picture in the funny dimension room is a real must. Always a pleasure visiting this palace of art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I love this museum: it's interesting for all ages and it's always interesting. Not only are the drawings of Escher fascinating, but the translation of his work on the second floor is just as cool. And as a plus, you'll visit the only accessible palace of the Hague!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

one of the unexpected little jewels of Den Haag - The Hague. This museum has both the incredible art of escher and is the former palace of one of the Dutch queens. It is so weird to look at art while you are in a royal bathroom!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have been to this museum several times. It is an amazing collection and the palace history is a great setting. Make sure your take your picture on the top floor!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Escher in the palace is a must see when in The Hague! Great collection of Escher's work, and located in a beautiful area of The Hague!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Go and be surprised. You will become a fan of Escher. It was a special 2 hours visit and we will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a wonderful museum to visit, MC Escher had extraordinary skill, his drawings are fascinating. There is a hands-on section on the upper floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went there about 3 years ago. The area is beautiful and Esscher is amazing to see. It's not just watching, it's an experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It was nice to see so many of Escher's work all in one place. The interactive exhibit and the optical illusions were really interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Impressive exhibition from Escher's works at the Lange Voorhut. At the top floor there's possibility for making funny pictures (and/or your loved one(s)) which you can purchase. I would recommend the museum for everyone who is interested in contemporary and/or visual art.

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