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“Exceptional artist” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)

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 54 Attractions in The Hague
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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.
Delft, The Netherlands
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“Exceptional artist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

As a natural scientist with a passion for art this was a delightful museum. The themes of infinity and eternity are represented and interpreted repeatedly in Escher's works. He is inspired by rather abstract maths (fractals, for example) that explore the question of where an element ends and where the next begins. Additionally, he was an exceptionally talented artist with a solid craftsmanship, resulting in a very professional communication of his ideas to the observer.
Visiting the museum is highly recommendable.

Visited September 2013
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west midlands
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I have been to many of the world's best museums and art galleries and this is up there with the best. If you like the work of Escher do not miss this you are in for a treat!
Not sure about the facilities I have not ticket but I am sure their site will give you this information.

Visited September 2013
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“It's a must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

What a mesmerizing experience. It's a two-for-one deal... visit a 'royal palace', and see incredible, interesting, stimulating artwork at the same time. I was fairly unfamiliar with Escher's work before, but now I am officially a fan. This is a must-do for adults and families!

Visited October 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Amazing Art in an Amazing Setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Escher is a unique artist who really uses his mathematical skill in his work. His creations really put your mind at work to understand how he created them. His work is great for everyone from all ages. You can see a lot of his work and there are also plenty of interactive options.
As a bonus, the museum is located in an old royal palace and thus is an absolutely gorgeous building, which is located on one of the most beautiful squares in the country! If you're in the Hague, I would definitely recommend this as one of the must-see's.

Visited April 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I really enjoyed this museum. The building itself is really nice and I loved seeing all of Escher's work. The top floor was really fun, they re-created some of his optical illusions in "real life". It cost 9 euro and the entire museum only took about 1.5 hours but I really enjoyed myself and it is in a lovely part of the city.

Visited October 2013
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