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“An Escher Wonderland”

Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)
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Ranked #3 of 172 things to do in The Hague
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“An Escher Wonderland”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

If you are an Escher fan, don't miss this unique museum in the heart of The Hague. Almost all of Escher's work is on display, ranging from his early landscapes and mosaics to his later "impossible" prints. The chandeliers, designed by Hans van Bentem, add a surreal feel to the old palace, but seem out of place in Escher's world. Be prepared to leave all of your items except small purses in lockers while you explore the museum.

Visited January 2012
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“Do not miss it!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

Escher museum is very easy to find after you get of the train station. The exhibits are amazing and it has some installations so you can explore a bit of his thinking. A total must see if you are around Haag!!! It is very unique and you will enjoy every part of it!!!

Visited November 2011
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“Something for math's lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

Huge collection of Escher drawings, some optical ilusions and (of course) shop.

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“Must do”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

I really love the work of this 'mathematical artist' and this goes back to the 60's.

Visited April 2011
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“A must for any Escher fan- great museum for kids with an interactive third floor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

Went here for my fill of M.C Escher - the museum is in a Palace once used by the Dutch Royals. Along side the Escher works, are pictures and historical facts of the Palace in Dutch and English.

There are great lithographs, photos and sketches as well as great display of Metamorphose. Gift shop is quite nice.

Visited February 2012
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