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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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Colours and mirages everywhere! Escher is really a master of manipulating images to produce high end art pieces. It is worth visiting this attraction on Museum's Night.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Colours and mirages everywhere! Escher is really a master of manipulating images to produce high end art pieces. It is worth visiting this attraction on Museum's Night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visited this museum at the end of the day as were not disappointed. There are three floors to see, two of which have many pieces of Escher's work, along with history of the artist and how he created so many incredible worlds through his art. I'd recommend about two hours time to visit, as an hour was too short. I... More 

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Silves, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Escher is a remarkable artist. The optional illusions are very sophisticated. It was a little too busy, and the volunteer was not a friendly lady (guest wife).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Most of us going to Holland make sure we see the major Amsterdam galleries and maybe the Mauritshuis if going to The Hague . If you venture out of Amsterdam then don't miss this. Escher was an interesting artist and everyone will have seen prints. This is the real thing. It is very well laid out with good narrative explanations... More 

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is an Interesting museum with early works of Escher, as well as plenty of his better known prints, housed in an elegant building

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I throughly enjoyed my visit to the Escher musuem. The collection is set in a palace that is fascinating in itself beautiful old building with quirky chandeliers of every shape! Eschers work is beautifully set out and for such an amazing Artist can't understand why his work isn't more famous. Optical illusions that are just fascinating, computor images and hands... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Due to Escher's choice of material for his work you will see prints of all his main works in this museum which makes it a very extensive and interesting exhibition. As part of the museum, The Escher experience is a whole floor dedicated to replicating the illusions from some of his works in flesh is interesting, but I was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A brilliant and interesting collection. I felt compelled to read everything about this fabulous artist and his wide range of fantastic art work. To add to the joy there are many interactive opportunities too. Best art exhibition I have experienced. Go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Good collection, many pieces I have never seen. Building is as amazing as the art. Well laid out and lots of interesting explanations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Escher museum in The Hague with friends from the UK. It was a great place for school children. There's a trail to follow to find out about Escher and his work and it's a good mix of modern and historical interest. We liked the optical illusions in the attic area where you can be part of the... More 

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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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