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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
+31 70 427 7730
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Reviewed June 15, 2016

This exposition is wort a visit! Even if you think you know all of MC Escher's work, you'll discover some rare drawings and you'll be able to experiment.

Thank goosefactory
Reviewed June 14, 2016

The work of the famous Escher is a must see. It's a nice building and there are also many activities to do.

Thank Robin P
Reviewed June 13, 2016

Everyone must have seen Escher's work. The detailed pictures, often involving optical illusions or tessallations merging from one creature to another. This was a great exhibition of his work. Not only that but it is exhibited in a palace that is interesting in its own...More

Thank Karen J
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

It was okei, but not thay much more exciting that just look at his pictures from home. Would recommend it to fill a rainy day

Thank Yiling T
Reviewed June 9, 2016

The Netherlands is an art lovers dream come true what with all the Rembrandts and Vermeers etc. On a different platform is MC Escher. A one-of-a-kind artist, Escher revels in confounding viewers with mathematical patterns and clever lines. This difference is why this museum should...More

Thank Colin T
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Didn't even realize MC Escher was Dutch until arriving in the country so I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this museum. It was great seeing his evolution as an artist through the prints on display. And the setting in a former royal...More

Thank VeritasAzure
Reviewed June 8, 2016

This was so much more than we expected! Great location combined with the incredible work of Escher was magic and breathtaking.

Thank Magda P
Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting place - Escher was a genius, and it is great to learn something more about him and his drawings / paintings

Thank MarcoM58
Reviewed June 6, 2016

Wanted to see Escher's work of course, but got so much more from this visit. Firstly, the museum is in a Palace, and there are these amazing whimsical chandeliers in every room!! I was awestruck by the crystal chandelier in the center which hangs across...More

Thank WinnipegDuo
Reviewed June 4, 2016

The museum presents Escher from his earliest to his last works. Many are well known but others not often seen. Take your time in eyeing his creations and how they changed over his lifetime. But don't forget to look up. Almost every room has a...More

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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.
amit s
December 25, 2015|
Response from meerja | Property representative |
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
July 13, 2015|
Response from MarcelW1969 | Property representative |
Dear Arizka, The entrance fee is € 9,- and you are allowed to bring your camera. Using your flash is prohibited though. We wish you a very pleasant stay in our museum. Best wishes, Team Escher