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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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The former palace of Queen Emma is (for) now a museum with works of the ultra creative Escher. I believe the museum will move to another location, so be quick because the palace... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The former palace of Queen Emma is (for) now a museum with works of the ultra creative Escher. I believe the museum will move to another location, so be quick because the palace is worth the visit alone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a great museum, with not just Escher completed works but also his scraps, calculations, biography, etc. It's worth a visit.

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Thank Andre F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The visit to this exhibition will charm art lovers. It is exciting to follow the artist’s imagination which turns ordinary forms and shapes into other elements and this transition is so smooth and logic though unexpected. Both graphics and color pieced of art are impressive not only for adult visitors but for teenagers and youngsters. The exhibition is easily accessible.... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love Escher and this museum is a must-see for fans, but general art lovers as well. It is situated beautifully as well and gives great insight into the entire life of Escher. Especially the earlier works were a revelation for me. Nice atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting small museum, the building itself, former winterpalais of the dutch queen, alone is already worth the visit. Interactive installations on the first floor are fun to explore with or without children. One gets a good insight about Escher's amazing work, and the applied techniques. There are films projected, workshops for children and a well equipped museum shop run by... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group tour which enriched the experience as we have all seen his "impossible" lithographs, but this explained how he worked with mathematicians to try and convey infinity on paper. His metamorphoses are truly spectacular. All housed in an elegant building that was once a royal palace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long time in The Netherlands visited most of the museums finally I visited Escher. I loved it! My intention is to visit it again very soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice small museum of Escher's works. Goes from his early work on lower floors, progressively later as you go up the 2nd and 3rd floor. Interesting to see how his works matured. The video about his career is very informative and worth the few minutes to sit and watch. Nice small gift shop with many cool Escher items

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most everyone is familiar with Escher's works so nothing new here and unlike oil paintings, no depth when you see art pieces in person. Lovely building, historically fascinating, nice location.

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

Phenomenal is the only word that springs to mind to describe Escher's work and talent. I was already impressed before and the museum visit reenforced this. The museum isn't very large, but there is more than enough to keep you busy, plus various things to keep kids busy. Great also to have a museum in the house of a former... More 

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