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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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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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Crazy art!

Whole new concept to me! Loved it! Every piece was a unique experience as well as a visual challenge.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whole new concept to me! Loved it! Every piece was a unique experience as well as a visual challenge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not a well known museum but it's a real pearl. The whole building shows the work of Escher that most people do not know that he was Dutch. The visit is also fun for children. On the top floor there is a fun set up that plays with visual perception - your kids will love it.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was quite surprised by the work of this artist I did not know. Very interesting works and a nice animations at the 3rd floor of the building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Escher museum is located in the embassy belt of The Hague in one of the royal palaces. Over three floors and lots of steps it details the life, training and genius of MC Escher, with some fantastic examples of his work. The highlight has to be his Metamorphosis piece which is displayed in the round. There was enough to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While Escher's art is everywhere.This museum tries to give a feeling of being in an Escher by giving you an opportunity to step into a life-sized, 3-D experience of his illusions and playful geometry. The technology is a bit out-patient but it is fun for kids and adults. Set in a small palace with funky, fun chandeliers. Don't forget to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been there 4 times already. Really like Escher, illusionism/mathematics is really his thing. Beautifull palace also to visit. I recommend this museum!!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place to see Escher's Arts. It is amazing collection of Escher's . Bit small , so it takes just 1 hour or 2 and you see them all.

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our visit to the Escher museum. Not only did we learn much more about his work and life, we also love the interactive part of it, where you could play around with the illusions yourself. Fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the exhibition took us back to school days, when much of Escher's work was used in mathematics. Maybe you need a certain type of mindset but the complex tessellations, clever plays on perspective and use of reflection was fascinating. Entry price is very reasonable for a typically 2 hour visit. Look out also for perhaps the original seflie!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice way to discover this artist, who made real tremendous pieces of art However the museum is really old fashioned, and the staff too.. (And not very friendly) Really strange too that they dont accept the "museumkaart"

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