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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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If you already know that you like M.C. Escher, if you do nothing else in Den Haag, you must come here. We went twice during our brief visit -- Mom, Dad, and a teenage son -- and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

If you already know that you like M.C. Escher, if you do nothing else in Den Haag, you must come here. We went twice during our brief visit -- Mom, Dad, and a teenage son -- and there was something to entertain and amaze everyone. It also helps that it's really two museums in one. Even visitors who don't get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed! Escher is up there with the best: van Gough, Picasso, Klimt. In fact we thought it was the best art gallery we saw. If you've never heard of Escher, look him up. Amazing exhibition of amazing artist. This is just a fantastic gallery of Escher's works. Would definitely appeal to older kids and adults. Jam packed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing works of art in a beautiful mansion. Pretty big collection of Echers work. You are allowed to take photographs as long as you did not use a flash which was nice. Make sure to check out the top floor, there is a really cool interactive exhibit up there.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We spent a great two hours in the museum.The boys loved it although you do leave with a headache after observing so many optical illusions! It was really interesting to see how his style and ideas developed. The cafe isn't great so don't stop for more than a quick drink.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Its great to see al the strange, artistic, unbeliveble artworks. With a lot of mind breaking creations. Not realy for small kids, say minimum 10+. For a bid extra you can have your own escher artwork which incude you aswell.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

You can't really say much just by looking at it from the outside. But it's a really fun museum! And it's quite small, as within a few hours you'll probably have seen everything. It's very interactive and staff are nice and polite. Would even go again, this time taking my niece to experience it too :)

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This gallery is dedicated to Escher. There are great exhibitions of his prints and original works, mind-boggling optical illusions and perspective works. The top floor has hands-on exhibits that play on certain Escher perspective works, such as The Ball Reflector and Cube, as well as more general exhibits on perspective, such as an Ames Room. Thoroughly enjoyable experience, and well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Totally worth the money. This exhibit is twofold: 1. Check out this sweet mini palace 2. Forget the palace. Escher is so bomb. An entire three story home of the art of MC Escher, a horrible student that made his money one day just doodling and drawing what he loved best. Prepare yourself for fun mind games. This art is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

First of all the person at the cashier was very helpful. We were a big group, partially with museum cards and wanted to visit Escher and Mesdach panorama. The cashier helped us to get the best price using combined tickets. The museum is very interesting and gives all MCE famous works, you will get dizzy there! Don't miss the metamorphose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A hidden gem. I just came across this wonderful museum by accident.Housed in a former palace which in itself is lovely. Explains and illustrates the work done by Escher. Some "hands on" pieces. Value for money. Small park outside with benches.

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