Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)

Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), The Hague: Hours, Address, Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) Reviews: 4.5/5

Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)

Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Voorhout
How to get there
  • Den Haag Centraal • 10 min walk
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GAF
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Loved it
Sep 2021 • Couples
Super informative, good selection and good movies on his life. Nice and Compact. Nice surprise at the end of the tour 👍🔝🔝
Written September 18, 2021
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pabloInGamba
Iloilo Province, Philippines67 contributions
Any engineer should see this
Jul 2021
Amazing art. Is it art or something engineered? A great experience to see this in an old palace.
Highly recommended if you love graphical art.
Written August 28, 2021
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Polo M
Paris, France481 contributions
Great, compact museum dedicated to MC Escher.
Jul 2021
You'll see all his works from the very beginning in Italy, focusing on landscapes, to the more abstract ones when he lived in Netherlands.
The museum is about 3 levels and it takes you through his life, and at the end, you get treated to a movie, then an in-person optical illusion (for about €5 extra they take a pic), and ends at the gift shop.
You can buy several of his prints in the gift shop, so good way to decorate a room.
Staff was friendly and helpful.
Written August 25, 2021
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Lynn L
Paris, France11 contributions
Don’t miss this museum
Jul 2021
This was an enlightening experience. I especially enjoyed the video about his like which helped when I looked at the prints.
Written July 20, 2021
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Emily A
Madrid, Spain268 contributions
A big Yes!
Nov 2020
I love MC Escher so this lovely palace museum was all the more tantalizing and wonderful for me. Each room is full of elegant decor of the time made more magical by his works hanging there just asking to be gawked at. A great way to spend an afternoon. (the interactive sections were also good.)
Written July 18, 2021
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Steve D
Enschede, The Netherlands1,375 contributions
Great visit!!
Jun 2021
We found this while strolling around a flea market. Was not scheduled, but enjoyed the visit. Really cool to look at all the different types of art.
Written June 28, 2021
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Andrea
Milan, Italy239 contributions
Very fun place to visit with kids
Jun 2021
Embarrassed to say I haven't heard of Escher before visiting the palace. I was a bit wary at first because I thought that museums like these are a thing only people with an art education can enjoy. However, this really isn't the museum for art snobs — it's just a super fun place for those who enjoy detailed paintings and optical illusions. I got stuck in front of nearly every piece trying to understand how it was made. I feel it would be especially cool to visit with children, that's definitely the kind of place you enjoy more at younger age. The palace itself is absolutely gorgeous as well!
Written June 23, 2021
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Zzzjerrol
Delft, The Netherlands6 contributions
Great little museum!
May 2021 • Friends
Too bad the interactive parts were closed due to Covid. I really liked the combination of Esscher’s work and information about the building. The movie that is shown is very informative and I really liked recognizing works that I had seen in the movie.
The only downside is that you cannot get in using your museum card.
Written June 12, 2021
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TheDreamerTraveller
6 contributions
Must go.
Aug 2020
This is definitely a MUST GO when you visit The Hague. I have visited this museum several times, and every time is more beautiful.
Written June 8, 2021
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Jan D
The Hague, The Netherlands40 contributions
Escher is amazing and the building is not bad either
Oct 2020
The Escher museum is very interesting and great fun and insightful to visit. The museum really did a great job of also showcasing the fantastic building. Was really interesting and the entire family enjoyed the visit.
Written January 21, 2021
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