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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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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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Devoted to the spectacular Escher work, this is a very interesting place to visit no matter the age. The interactive optical illusion section is a plus.

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Pau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Devoted to the spectacular Escher work, this is a very interesting place to visit no matter the age. The interactive optical illusion section is a plus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Escher in the Palace. It speaks for itself. Escher fantastic. The Palace full of history. Old and new united. The feeling you are walking in the footsteps of royalty. The art of Escher amazing.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like Escher than you simply have to visit this museum. It covers his complete career and his work is amazing. Had a great time.

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Escher in the Palace is a small museum, but with a lot of works of Escher. I thought that the exhibition of his works was done well (especially since you could observe them closely), but I thought there were a few downsides. Firstly, in the foyer, there is only one person who controls your tickets, making it chaotic, because... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there with our 8 year old daughter. The building itself is worth a visit, and then there is all his art and a lot of information about his life. The top floor is great for kids aswell. You can take funny photo's and get a grip on his work. A must see! Our daughter loved it too.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

really cool museum, with bunch of optical illusions turned art. including selfies avant la lettre with use of mirror bals

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a little gem that is really worth a visit if you have a museum card (it normally pays for itself in a few days so get one).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A small but comprehensive collection, featuring all of Escher's best known prints, an interesting informational video about his life, and explanation on the thinking and techniques he used to produce his intriguing art. A delight for lovers of geometry, illusion, and graphic art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice museum dedicated to Escher, Dutch graphical artist. Also visual illusions on top floor and a nice museum shop. Does not accept Museumkaart ;-(

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a small museum with lots to see. I really enjoyed the movie about Esher's life. And they have a fun little selfie area where you dress up and take photos. The art is amazing and it does not feel like a traditional museum. So many interesting interactive exhibits. Great for kids over 8. I saw a lot there... More 

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