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Admission for Escher in Het Paleis in The Hague

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    Visit: Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), Lange Voorhout 74, 2514 EH, The Hague The Netherlands

    The art of Escher instills a sense of bewilderment and wonder, and fascinates young and old alike with his magical world. The exhibition includes famous ‘impossible’ prints such as “Day and Night”, where the Dutch landscape appears to morph into a flock of birds, and “Climbing and Descending” which depicts rows of people perpetually ascending and descending a flight of stairs. His fantastical structures, which couldn't possibly exist in the real world, are optical illusions that play with perspective.

    As well as showcasing his famous prints, The Palace also houses a collection of Escher’s early works, such as the beautiful Italian landscapes, studies of Moorish mosaics and bizarre still lives. The photographs of Escher’s family capture the private life of Escher, and the wood blocks and lithographic stones familiarize visitors in an accessible manner with his working methods.

    Experience the world of Escher:

    The second floor has been changed into a special experience for the presentation: In the Eye of Escher. 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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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Not normally one for museums etc but decided to give the Escher collection a try. Sited in a lovely old building, lots of his works to see & some activities you can participate in related to his work. Even my 12-year-old daughter enjoyed this visit

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank moranj1708
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    I went to this museum based on the recommendation of a friend back home. It is a relatively small facility but it is interesting. There is space on the top floor where you can try and recreate some of the impossible perspectives in some of...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Dean P
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Each room has a unique, whimsical chandelier. This keeps it fun for kids moving from room to room, though the artwork itself is also interesting, even for young visitors. The entire museum can comfortably be done in 2 hours. Buy your tickets ahead online to...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Emily M
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Museum is very good organised. You have info everywhere. Most of them in english and dutch. there are also interactive games at last floor. Price is 10€ per adult but it worth. Also there are lifts for baby chairs or people with special needs. You...More

    Thank 573bogdanr
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This is a great little underrated museum located in The Hague is amazing. Many fantastic pieces by Escher. And a great gift shop featuring his artwork.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank BillEBanks
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