Escher in Het Paleis, The Hague

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View most of M.C. Escher's prints at Escher in Het Paleis, delve into the world of optical illusions, and see the Impossible Penrose Triangle. Dedicated to the country's most famous graphic artist, the museum features permanent exhibits of mind-boggling pieces fashioned to confuse the human mind. See endless staircases, twisted spaces, giant children, and tiny adults. Highlights include a 7 m (23 ft) long woodcut intended to depict eternity and infinity by deceiving perception; chandeliers shaped like sharks, spiders, and skulls; and infinity mirrors. Make Escher in Het Paleis a part of your The Hague vacation plans using our The Hague trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Very interesting even if you don't know Escher at all. The museum contains a floor with interactive installations so it can be great for children too.  more »
  • Found it personally a nice museum for young and old. The museum is also a piece of interactive what makes it more fun. It is also the museum in the old palace of Emma giving you two birds with one stone:) have I thought it was well worth the effort. Tip: there is a free audio guide available but you have to download an app and so also bring headphones.
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  • Very well made exhibition. A good balance between Infos about Escher Life and his work as well as a lot of try yourself points. And you could gather some infos about Queen Emma's Palace as well. In th...  more »
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  • Really nice collection of his art. Also nice stuff for kids on the top floor. Take your time! One hour is not enough to see everything so be there no later than 15:30
  • Loved this place. The picture illusions on the top floor are a must. Wonderful building, stunning chandeliers, timeless art.
  • Best museum! Amazing selection of his work and some great optical illusion interactions on the third floor. Would definitely come back :D
  • I've been fascinated by Escher since I was a child, a restaurant my family and I used to go to when I was a child had some of his illustrations/wood cut outs on their walls and I would be completely mesmerised by these optical illusions. It was such an experience to finally go to this museum and see all of his works. Great day!
  • As a huge Escher fan, this was a marvelous treat! Many of his original chalk bases are included, and the interactive exhibit on the third floor included an IMAX-style visual experience, about 10 minutes long, that captured the mindset of Escher in a new way. Highly recommended!

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