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. 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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  • I love M.C. Escher. Other than an exhibition I once saw in Rome, this is the best collection of his works. Even if you are not an art or history buff, Escher will blow your mind! A must see if you are...  more »
  • Many of Escher's best-known prints are displayed in a former home of the Queen Mother of the Netherlands. It was an odd mix of a stuffy historical building and more modern art. The highlight is an ins...  more »
  • This is a fantastic collection of Escher art. Housed in an old palace now converted with the most incredible light fittings which were inspired by Escher and were captivating. Helpful and friendly sta...  more »
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  • Nice museum with Escher's works and a few rooms with visual simulations. There are some interesting items to demonstrate the power of perspective and optical illusion. You can take a picture in the "perspective room" for 5 euro. Fun for adults and kids. And definitely recommended to Escher's fans! Tickets cost €9,50 and €8,50 for students.
  • Definitely visit this Escher exhibit in The Hague and bring your kids (most interesting to ages over 9, I think). There are some great optical illusions and interactive displays mixed in between the timeless and fascinating works of MC Escher. The palace is also beautiful.
  • Go to this museum! We loved this museum. There were hundreds of Escher's works on display and it was so fun to get up close to the works and see the intricate details. It is wild to think that such intricacy was obtained with wood cut. The price is reasonable and it is in a great area.
  • I was very happy to have visited this museum. The artwork of Escher is fascinating, so it was great to get to see so much of it at once. The gift shop was full of great items too.
  • Walk and admire museum. For those intrigued by Escher a definite recommendation. The third floor has a lot of interactive and non-static experiences for you to enjoy! Particularly nice for young kids.