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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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After seeing so many of these in the dorms in college

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Escher museum is great fun. It is located in former winter palace of Dutch Royal family.The palace is turned into a museum where you can still see how the royal family lived as well as to enjoy the visually challenging art works by the world-famous artist M.C. Escher The atmosphere in the museum is entertaining but serious.The museum allows you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

After looking at the place from the outside and preparing for a disappointment (small house...), we had a VERY pleasant surprise. First floor devoted to the basics and early career, second ha several nice interactive surprises (no spoilers for me...). Do get a photo taken! Worth the five Euros.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Escher Museum is set in a very famous building (The Palace), in a fabulous setting in The Hague. Very convenient location to the Central Train Station (and trams). This is a fabulous collection of Escher. I did not know that much about his life, but after being here I learned alot in a short period. Amazing! Even if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Part of my artists tour of Europe (Escher, Giger, Varsarely, Gaudi). The palace was the ideal place to showcase Escher's many years of work. His perspective on landscape and architecture was the foundation to his amazing optical illusion work that we are all familiar with. Do take the time to notice the rooms that you are in, even looking up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Easy to find and hard to forget, if you are a fan of MC Escher, you need to check out this cheap, but enthralling museum. AN interesting contrast, it offers insight on Eacher inside the old Winter palace of the Dutch Royal family -- in sum, you get a twofer -- at our of the winter palace AND a view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This really opened our eyes to the type of work he produced. Not many types of credit cards were accepted so we had to use cash.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Situated in a former royal palace, this is a most interesting place to visit. The climb to the top floor is daunting,as a word of caution. There is an elevator. The art of Escher is still being discussed and debated to this day as to where he fits on the famous artist hierarchy . Some say he is important, others... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I'm quite fond of arts and stuff like that, so I was quite astonished by this gallery. All pics you can see there a so mathematically perfect and unusual. Other pluses were that there are special discounts for students (both foreign and native). The only minus i can think is large queues and crowded halls.

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