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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 drawings with good explanations

I knew and appreciated the drawings since i was a kid but the originals are much better than all the reproductions so quite worthy to extend a visit. Plus the building itself is... read more

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Levallois-Perret
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I knew and appreciated the drawings since i was a kid but the originals are much better than all the reproductions so quite worthy to extend a visit. Plus the building itself is very nice. Small cafeteria in the basement with a small choice of well prepared sandwiches.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've loved Escher for years and it was nice to see them up close. And the palace offered a chance for some history and architecture education.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is very beatiful museum, better and cheaper then Amsterdam museums. Good paintings of Escher and some illusions for fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We appreciated Escher's prints and the video of his life. This museum setting in Queen Mother Emma's winter residence (1901-1934) is just a wonderful view of the way Royalty lived. A worthwhile visit.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want a mind-bending experience in Holland without smoking or ingesting particular plants, check out the Escher museum. The absorbing artwork compels the viewer to linger and try to decipher what's really going on. Escher faced much resistance to his art during his life, this museum is a fine tribute.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You might think you know Escher, but this Museum and collection really opens your eyes to the brilliance of his work. It is very well curated and takes you on a journey as the artist changes and develops over time leading to his famously complicated 3D works. There is also an excellent children's hunt/puzzle to keep young minds active.

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

Escher is well known but seeing so may works and learning about their development leaves a lasting impression. The favorite was the room where children can be bigger than adults. Well worth an hour or more!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The works of Escher are inside the old palace of a Queen Mother which means that you can find out about some Dutch history at the same time as enjoying the displays. There are very short descriptions of what each room was used for. Escher was amazing but the unexpected setting made it even more interesting.

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

Extensive collection of the works and prints by Escher. Great to see everything together in one place (which by the way is the former Winter Palace of Queen Mother Emma of the Netherlands). Can be a bit crowded, especially in the first room. Collection is very impressive, you can't stop looking at some of the prints!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated in a real palace already gives the right atmosphere. Eschers drawing are mesmerising and there is always one you find fascinating. I couldn't stop browsing the museum store for gifts and souvenirs. Also the museum created a great interactive experience on the top floor which was funny to do. Bear in mind that it is not so big and... More 

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