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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 4 days ago

I have liked this man's art for a long time. I was unaware that this museum was in The Hague it's a must. The collection is outstanding and you have the opportunity to see his work up close. Make sure to take a picture of...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was one of the only museums not on the MuseumCard, but it was well worth the cost. The collection is well laid out and the art is stunning.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to tthe museum because it was raining. Even if the sun is shining, this museum is worth visiting! It has a good collection of Eschers paintings, movies and interaction rooms.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I attempted to visit this museum (with a big Escher fan) on our only day in The Hague. Website says ticket sales stop at 4:30 and we walked in at 4:29. Receptionist was already packed up and leaving the desk. She refused us entry even...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it, but beware there are a lot of stairs, however they do offer a private elevator for Handicapped.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am usually not a big fan of art museums but the Escher museum was quite interesting because there are several interactive exhibits, video shows and exhibits with optical illusions. The museum is also suitable for families with children.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come here once or twice per year. Eschers' work has so much to offer that it never gets boring to look at his paintings. And then have a stroll through one of the hague nicest neighborhoods.

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a fan of Escher anyway and was delighted to find this place. I spent a whole afternoon wandering around examining the fabulous pictures which are displayed in an old house on a beautiful square. The pictures are mind bogglingly clever and i would definately...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such an unusual place! Very informative, and great job of displaying the works of art. They had a short film about the artist and explained some of his paintings and techniques. The place is quite small, so take your time and enjoy!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Escher cannot be compared to anyone else. The exposition shows the variety of stiles, media and composition by this unique artist incl. optical illusions that depict the impossible. Highly recommended for an afternoon trip

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onemorepet
1 May 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
19 June 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
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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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