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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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Llangollen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Hradec Kralove Region, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Nice old building. I'm amateur in this art, but I like abstract. This artist impress me with his woodcuts and other stuff. There they also have a few optical illusion - e.g. a panoramatic room (in one corner you looks small and people in the second corner looks really small) . There they have also a some game for kids... More

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Enjoyed the mix of historical building and intriguing art. You have to pay cash to get in but you can use a card in the shop.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Escher, ad Dutch graphic artist is a master of delusion. He tricks your eyes with his pictures. The museum has continued this with its funny routings and stairs and a real 3D experience tricking your mind again. Located on the chique Voorhout, in the centre of town, very nice experience especially if you don't know Escher yet. One hour suffices.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

An interesting museum in a stunning building. Gives great insights into Escher's life and his art. You dont need to be an art buuf to enjoy this, and even my teenage kids who are usually skeptical about going to any art gallery really enjoyed it

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

a must see for anyone who loves Escher. located on the most beautifull park-lane in The Hague in an old little palace. take an hour to walk through.

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