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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Great exhibition of a true genius, in a beatifuI buiIding ( once a royaI summer paIace). the staff (mostIy retired peopIe) is nice and kind.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great exhibition of a true genius, in a beatifuI buiIding ( once a royaI summer paIace). the staff (mostIy retired peopIe) is nice and kind.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We all know about Escher but great to see that he started as a graphic artist who was non academic and a day dreamer at school. Again a most interesting Royal Palace and information about previous inhabitants before it became a museum.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice museum to visit. We really enjoyed the mind puzzling Escher art! The museum is situated in walking distance of the city centre with all the shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great mind expanding ingenious must see exhibit very well curated. The video installations are really well done . The palace is a beautiful building and this is a must see location .

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is in a nice building itself, and the location is right in the center of the city, with a very nice view in front. The collection with most of Escher's works are nicely displayed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool plqce to go and see some great art. This is a one of a kind place to go. Get here a little early if you can because you will want to spend more time here than you think ;)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleasant ly surprised to find the Escher exhibition in the Royal Pace on the Lange Voorhout. Eschers work is impressive and worth a visit

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are an Escher fan, this will be an exciting place to see. However, since we only knew of one of his works (the hands drawing themselves) it was not worth the time. We were very interested to see Queen Emma's palace and were sorely disappointed. It is insufficient decorate being dominated by Escher works on every wall of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there twice and would be happy to go again and again. It is a balanced mix between Escher's work and some "installations" that create optical illusions. Nice to go alone, but also with friends and family. They've got some nice workshops for children (and not only!) on Sundays.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very good museum however there is a big problem with it which is not of their doing, because Escher's works are so well known if you have seen them in a book the 'originals' are no more impressive, thus it lacks the wow factor.

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