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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
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+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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2 or 3 hours well spent on a rainy day

I'm not sure there are many original works in this gallery but the presentation of Escher's work is well done and quite interesting. The Palace itself is also a wonderful piece... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Escher drawings and pictures are incredible. Look at them and think about it how anybody can do this. The incredible detail. Totally amazing. It's nice to follow and read his bio; adds to the value of the pictures. However, I found the entrance fee too expensive. It is a shame that they do not accept the National Museum Card.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure there are many original works in this gallery but the presentation of Escher's work is well done and quite interesting. The Palace itself is also a wonderful piece of art. If in the Hague I recommend a visit to Mauritshuis, lunch on Het Plein, and Escher in the afternoon. The walk through the Binnenhof and along the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favourite museums, it's interesting, you can learn someone and have fun! Visiting for all ages fun for adults and kids 😉

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting experience; both the main artist as the temporary exhibitions make a visit worthy of your time!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to spend an hour or two and really nice art but much better things to do around The Hague,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The art is amazing, pity that one of the rooms was under renovation, the staff is really nice and the price is ok

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in Eschers work and like the combination of art and math, this is a must. The exhibition is also in a very special building, which makes it even more interesting. Don't miss the top floor!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This art gallery was the main reason we came to the Netherlands for the first time as Escher is one of my favourite artists. It was a bonus that it is housed in a stunning palace with great chandeliers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely museum takes you through Escher's career. In a very interesting building. When we were there had a really interesting additional exhibit of couturier hats. Allow 1 1/2 to 2 hrs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Really enjoyed this museum on Escher's art and the interactive parts of the tour. The building that it is in was in a previous palace with chandeliers shaped as all sorts of animals and other articles.

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