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Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)

Address: Lange Voorhout 74, 2514 EH The Hague, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 70 427 7730
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The Hague and Holland Pass
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Ranked #4 of 49 Attractions in The Hague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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.
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Rijnsaterwoude
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The museum shows the interesting artistic development of M.C. Escher, in a nice way. The amount of material is such that this development can be seen very well, yet small enough to allow leisure viewing of it all. Interactive, with also new displays and fun things to do. Nice restaurant in the cellar, nice building, in a nice part of... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I visited numerous museums while I was in Holland, for me the Escher museum was the best one of all. I arrived as it opened, which meant that it wasn't too busy, if you are able to get the at 11am when it opens then you will be able to move through each room with minimal number of people /... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Brilliant museum inside a former palace. Esher's art is brilliant and well displayed. A 5-7 minute walk from the centre of the historic Hauge centre.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A stimulating and very clever approach to a form of art, both lithographs and woodcuts................

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have been a massive fan of Escher since using him as my artist study for my GCSEs. I must say I love art galleries and museums and have been to many over the years but NONE come even close to the Escher palace! Yes, it is ACTUALLY a palace with descriptons on the blinds of what each room used... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I'm a fan of Escher's familiar work, but there is so much more of his work to see. This exhibition shows also his less famous work. The location is perfect too; a former palace where our former Queens used to work. There's no furniture in this palace, which is a pity really. As I would have love to learn more... More

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

I travelled here from Amsterdam by train (50 minutes) and walked from the station (10 minutes). I joined the queue to get in paying nine euros for a standard adult admission. My visit lasted just over an hour but it could have been longer. Lockers are provided so bring a one euro coin (refunded) which you will need to use... More

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Ajijic, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

M. C. Escher has always fascinated people because of his unusual works. Seeing his sketches causes your eyes to open wide. In this museum (owned by the Escher family) his works are displayed in chronological order, for the most part, and to see the progression of his work is fascinating. Doing a little research on Escher before visiting would help.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The man is brilliant in his way. A gifted man ,seeing things around him in een different dimension. The museum has a beautifull Location with some nice coffeeshops around the corner for a snack some coffee or tea. To get a good view on the exhibition watch out they Dont have limits on crowds, so it can get busy now... More

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a wonderful museum for kids of all ages! Our family thoroughly enjoyed all of the Escher works, the interactive exhibit on the top floor, and the tour of the palace. Our 12 yo son was intrigued especially by the tessellations. If you have children, I would recommend completing the activity which involves finding certain works and completing a word... More

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