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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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We all love Escher's work in our family so we were delighted to find ourselves in the Hague and were not disappointed. The museum is very well laid out and was delightful to look... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We all love Escher's work in our family so we were delighted to find ourselves in the Hague and were not disappointed. The museum is very well laid out and was delightful to look at his works. On the 3rd floor there was an opportunity to have a family photo in a illusionist set which was fun. Recommend a visit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

I very much like Escher's art, and this museum does include examples of his work from his beginnings (appropriately on the ground floor) through to his, better known, later work (like Relativity) on the second and third floors of the former Royal Palace given over to Escher. You can see it all in about an hour. Although I learnt a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting concepts and drawing throughout the whole museum. I personally wasn't very intrigued with the drawing but my friends were.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

The former Winter Palace of Queen Mother Emma of the Netherlands hosts a permanent exhibition of some the most iconic M.C. Escher works. There are some small remarks about the place itself here and there, But the paintings and the drawings are the interesting part. The collection is not very big, but everything is very well documented and explained. There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

3 floors of multiple rooms displaying mainly Escher with biog details. May as well buy a book about him. Rooms also have info about use of the house by Dutch royalty. Museumkaart not accepted, no reductions for seniors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We went to see the drawings and my friends liked them more than I did. He was a very good drawer but you need to be into that kind of thing. If you like drawings and puzzles you will like this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

...then you just have to make a visit to this outstanding collection, very well presented and communicated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I had to see the museum. Its a good exhibit of many of his famous pieces supplements with some displays that explain the illusions behind his style of art.

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I don't think you need to be an Escher fan in order to enjoy the drawings. Drawings are enjoyable to experience and it is not a stuffy museum where you need to be quiet and can't take pictures. There are a lot of copies but they do have some originals and every room has a different chandelier which I thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I visited this lovely museum in spring 2013. I had only one day to spend in the Hague so I decided to split my time between this and another museum. I have seen some Escher's works before, but here you can see his progress, variations of his works, different inspirations and themes he used for creating artwork... Every room has... More 

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