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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Before visiting this museum, I did not know anything about Escher, and now I'm a little ashamed. As for me, I have a lot of interesting, and modern in my perception of works. The house was a former royal palace, and it + too

Thank nick248080
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum lies in the heart of The Hague and displays fascinating pieces of Art from this peculiar artist. The staff is kind and well organised. The museum is situated in an old royal palace in which Queen Mother Emma lived in the very beginning...More

Thank Max L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Through lithographies and wooden cut papers mainly in chronological order, the exhibition shows the evolution of the man (prior to the evolution of the artist), the influence of his trips and his long stay in Italy and all the most important works. Interesting the third...More

Thank mcboit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set in the old royal palace with sparkling modern chandeliers this collection at first seems out of place and time - yet it’s juxtaposition is part of the experience. The director showed us round and was perfectly charming, informative and engaging. It’s the kind of...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I knew Escher's later work but was fascinated to see his early pieces on the ground floor. Make sure you watch the video, which gives you additional context for both the first and second floors. Loved the 'inspired by' modern section on the top floor...More

Thank Anne J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum consists of three floors. The first displays Escher’s early work along with an interesting biographical video. The second floor holds his later work, including his most famous prints (all of which you’ve probably seen as popular dorm room posters). On the thirds floor...More

Thank DobermanTC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Palace/museum on a foggy cold winter's day, more out of boredom than interest. I had never heard or the Artist Escher and was very surprised at the scale and uniqueness of his work, which can often have an infinite cyclic path without...More

Thank Allan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a talent Escher displays in his work. Vision, detail, an immense feeling for architecture and space. This all displayed in the Palace where Queen-Mom Emma lived with her daughter “Wimmy”. You actually have to go twice, once for the building and once for the...More

Thank FranksPlaceAmsterdam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real find, Escher does wonderful engravings that are at times surrealistic. Currently housed in an extraordinary historical house it will soon (2018) move to the old American embassy nearby where the art will be the same but maybe not the magical location.

Thank idandb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has to be a must see. Loved the walkway at the top and the interactive top floor. While you are there look up and enjoy the quirky chandeliers. You can't use your Museumkaart here but it's not expensive and very very interesting.

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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
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
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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