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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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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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A palace with art

The palace is quite fascinating for small kids ( what room did what and such ) while Escher's artwork is simply stunning. Love the details and imagination. The photo perspective... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The palace is quite fascinating for small kids ( what room did what and such ) while Escher's artwork is simply stunning. Love the details and imagination. The photo perspective room on the 3rd level is great fun where kids can look bigger than their parents. There is a lift for prams ( push hairs) if needed.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It has 3 floors, very detailed on his process, his art and personal life. It's very interesting, super fun, and very creative. I stayed there for 3 hours. Don't miss it if you are a fan of Escher's work.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The Escher museum used to be Queen Emma's palace so you actually get to view Escher's works and tour the palace at the same time! Without doubt, the Escher museum is one of the most enjoyable we've been to in the Netherlands, simply because it's interactive, and plays on your imagination and eyes through optical illusions. Don't miss the little... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I didn't know until I went here that Escher was Dutch! This museum houses an extensive collection of his work. Wonderful way to spend your time when the weather isn't great outside.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If you're into Escher you'll love this museum. They have a huge collection of his works and they explain very well both his inspirations, techniques and the meaning of his pieces.

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I had vague knowledge of the art of M.C. Esher before visiting this museum. It is a really nice museum and you'll love his works. I especially liked his works based on repetition, and the museum gives an insight in who the man Escher was and how he worked. Highest recommendations if you visit The Hague.

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Conroe, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you're not a fan of Escher before visiting the museum, you will be when you leave. The museum is housed in the former palace of Queen Emma. The exhibit is spectacular and you're allowed to wander at your own pace. It was well worth the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

if you love Escher's art then this is its heart, loved the grand building but the exhibition was just fab. i have always loved Escher and this was a joy to see original escher on display. at the top of the building there is some interactive pieces which children will enjoy.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Situated in the centre of the Hague not too farom thre central square and parliament buildings. The building itself is a beautiful historic location and houss a wonderful collection of Escher's work. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I try to send everyone who has never been to the Escher museum - he was brilliant and way ahead of his time - his etches are absolutely brilliant - I love going there and definitely not boring ....

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Address: Lange Voorhout 74, 2514 EH The Hague, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 70 427 7730
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  The Hague
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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