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Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)

Lange Voorhout 74, 2514 EH, The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 427 7730
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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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Lange Voorhout 74, 2514 EH, The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a really fun museum which told the story of Escher, featured amazing woodcuts and lithographs, and also extended the experience with a great top floor of optical illusions and other fun things. Was diverse enough to hold the attention of art buffs and...More

Thank James M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Of course Esher was a great artist with a different view. But there is also a great collection of christal light sculptures.

Thank Catharina29
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Many of us have seen Escher's optical illusion drawings and lithographs, but to see them all in one place was a fantastic experience. The museum is well laid out and gives a great historical overview of Escher's life and work. Again, you have to like...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you know who M. C. Escher is, you must pay a visit to this museum. You can see a lot of incredible works by the artist. There are three exhibition halls with one on each level in the museum. The first floor displays the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

In a great old Paleis Escher work is well presented. All of his work can be admired. You can see it very close so you don’t miss a pencil strike. Also pictures of him self and family are displayed. If you like the work of...More

Thank Kim Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The architecture and structure of the place totally bought me. Definitely would go again to give another round

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to visit even if you are not familiar with Escher. My kids all loved it and the staff were really helpful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited Escher a couple of times. His work gives a different perspective (no pun intended). Much of his work challenges the eye. Really worth a visit if you are interested in 20th century art development.

Thank j1p
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like the museum, it is incredibly well put together and I thought very much worth it for the Escher... however there are some things I would note and which have severely decreased it in my estimation: 1. It does not partake in the...More

Thank caroline s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this museum spontaneously. For the full price, I think it is a little expensive. If you are not a fan, you can give this a miss. However, if you like Escher's art, this is a must go. Like some of the reviews,...More

Thank meim m
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onemorepet
April 30, 2018|
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Response from Jeroen Z | Reviewed this property |
i hope my answer will be still usefull. We spend there between 2 and 3 hours. We went with family from an other country and bought a combination ticket with Madurodam, it saved ua some money and was a perfectly filled day... More
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cruisequeen1947
June 18, 2016|
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Response from meerja | Property representative |
Hi, There are direct trains from Amsterdam airport to The Hague. From there on it is a 10-15 minute walk to the museum. a visit takes about an hour and a half so no problem on a sunday. They close at 5 p.m.
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amit s
December 25, 2015|
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Hi Amit, There is treasure hunt/quest for kids to "guide" them trough the exhibtion, the quirky chandeliers are worth looking at. There is also an interactive part on the top floor where kids and adults can play with... More
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