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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

Since the weather wasn't as nice as planned we went to Escher in het Paleis. Both fan of Escher so all good. Location is perfect and the rooms are amazing, wasn't really interested in the palace itself however the lamps were excellent. Short video of...More

Thank Vera L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We decided to hike to Den Haag from Amsterdam. Not worth it. There are so many great museums in the Netherlands that are yours for the taking when you have the museum card. Strangely, the Escher museum does not participate in the museum card progamme....More

Thank Leticia V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a very very interesting stat watching the art of Escher. I could not remove my eyes from some of the amazing sketches/paints. Dont miss this place when in the Hague.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit to a museum of art with a surprising interactive experience. Escher and the Palace alone are worth the time and ticket price, but for kids the top floor is the most exciting.

Thank Rodolfo B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Escher happens to be my favourite artist, so was super excited to see his works. The display is not very well marked unfortunately and the "studio" where one can experience his art and tricks is not sufficiently explained. The staff, unfortunately, doesn't seem to be...More

Thank Ania M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everybody knows Escher's works. Now imagine them sprinkled all over a baroque, 19th century palace... it doesn't work. The fascinating works by Escher just clash with everything around, above and below the works. Escher's works should be exhibited in a modern, clean building which does...More

Thank LaurenceFromBelgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Interiors of Chandeliers of the Escher in Het Paleis are absolutely breathtaking it was lovely to see his graphics as well. The attendance where charming funny and inviting. Make sure to bring 1 euro so you can use the lockers in the basement it...More

Thank k g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I assume you know who MC Escher was but, if not, all the better. Basically, he was an incredible graphic designer and artist who created legendary images that boggle the imagination because he intentionally plays with reality--creating impossible 3D images in 2D. Super cool!

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all know the Escher works but the story of his life and development from school failure to genius of perspective learned from physics and crystallography gives us all hope that day dreaming at school is not always bad. Its housed in the old palace...More

Thank Mel g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a pleasant morning here, all very nice, lots of interesting sights. I recommend it to everyone. Once, everyone has to see it. All that beauty is right there. Dazzling.,,

Thank fedde2017
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cruisequeen1947
Can we purchase the ticket upon arrival as our date is not fixed?Is the museum open on Sunday? Thanks
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
I am planning to visit the museum. Is it interesting for kids, ages 9-12?
26 December 2015|
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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
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arizka2
Hi, how much is the ticket price to enter this museum? Do they allow us to bring our camera? Thank you.
13 July 2015|
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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
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