Escher in Het Paleis, The Hague

Categories: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
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. Before you head to The Hague, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly The Hague vacation generator, to make sure you see all that The Hague has to offer, including Escher in Het Paleis.
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  • Worth the admission to see the biographical history and evolution of the art and themes of Escher. There's an interactive area on the top floor that gives one the opportunity to step into the art and ...  read more »
  • You have to see this place! Housed in the winter Palace of Dutch Queen Mother Emma which is a lovely building the Escher exhibition is amazing in itself too. Really comprehensive information panels ab...  read more »
  • Very nice museum, lots to see and also to do it yourself. It is in the heart of the Hague. Everything you want to see are you max and half day sweet.
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  • Big collection. Game of light. Interactive part is perfect for both: adults and kids. The cafeteria has a set of really tasty sweet pies. Handy cloakroom: you get your 1 euro piece back when you have used the box for your bag.
  • Visited on 7.7.2016. Very interesting and well worth the visit. Learned a lot about Escher and Dutch royal family. Staff very helpful and friendly, particularly the greeters at the door and the woman who suggested I photograph the beautiful long chandelier lying on the floor.
  • Works of MC Escher are absolutely astounding, and are presented very nicely in this museum. The interactive section is a great addition, though might cause one to feel a bit unwell if trying to comprehend all the optical illusions. Greatly recommended even if usual art is not your thing,
  • The definitive collection of Escher works.First few floors are the work itself while the top floors have interactive installations. Great for an hour of two of mind-boggling or an afternoon with older kids. Entrance gets crowded as people pack in to get a ticket, would recommend buying one on line and skip the queues.
  • Absolutely amazing! Escher is a great artist! Went here for the first time at the age of 11, even for kids a nice museum!
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