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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
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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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Although the museum, internally, seemed a bit rough, the collection of Escher's work were outstanding. If you're in The Hague, it's definitely worth a visit.

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Prague
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We ran to mauritshaus museum saw pearl girl, and master Rem but had to see Escher. As a math teacher I taught tesselations for years. But I found Escher wasn't thinking from a mathematical aspect but a brilliant perspective. Can you imagine what he could with computers today!!! I wished there was more about his life and more of his... More

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very interesting expo, not too big and not too small for those who are interested in Escher art. Some intractive rooms. Nice building itself.

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Leeuwarden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It was a bit dissapointing, i expected to be more unique. I am not a big fan of painting in general, but my mother either and she liked it. Depends on your likes.

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great little collection of MC Escher prints and exhibits. The rooms are quite an attraction as well. The persective room is great. Lots of prints of all the well known Escher drawings. Worth a visit in the Hague

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Bedfordshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Whilst its not a large exhibition, the entrance fee reflects this and it kept us amused and interested for a couple of hours. We visited as a family with children aged 10 and 7. When I suggested visiting the 10 year old was quite interested and the 7 year old said bluntly, no don't want to. So it was with... More

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Evans Mills, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Another hour and a half tour of de Haag's Escher museum, which was quite interesting and filled with mentally stimulating paintings and articles from his master pieces. I enjoyed the three floors of rooms filled with various types of paintings or objects along with rooms used to create magical moments and stimulate the creative juices of the mind. I recommend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I cannot think of enough adjectives to describe this place. It was simply a stunning location filled with room after room of amazing art. I would go back in a heart beat.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited the exhibition a month ago.I'll start with the downsides; the museumkaart is not applicable. The personnel is a bit, lets say overcautious. But it gives a very good overview of the work and life of Escher. Illustrated by many unique works. And also 'attractions' inspired by his work. Which make it very nice for kids too.

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I loved this museum because it was a two-in-one deal: both an art museum and a royal palace! I come from a math family so we had Escher's artwork hanging around the house when I was a kid and it was cool to see the originals. The descriptions accompanying the paintings really helped me to understand the unique way in... More

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