Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), The Hague

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View most of M.C. Escher's prints at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), 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 (Escher in the Palace) a part of your The Hague vacation plans using our The Hague trip itinerary builder app.
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  • Very nice exhibition - we enjoyed it a lot. The contrast of this old Paleis and the modern art is very exciting. 
    Very nice exhibition - we enjoyed it a lot. The contrast of this old Paleis and the modern art is very exciting.  more »
  • I strongly recommend "Escher in Het Paleis". Before my visit to Hague I hadn't realized there was a museum of M.C. Esher with such a huge collection of his work. In fact most of my friends, including....  more
    I strongly recommend "Escher in Het Paleis". Before my visit to Hague I hadn't realized there was a museum of M.C. Esher with such a huge collection of his work. In fact most of my friends, including....  more »
  • Really nice little gallery, with lots of interesting pieces by Escher. Well worth a visit. Only 4 stars as the interactive elements at the end of the tour were a little broken (often the case in... 
    Really nice little gallery, with lots of interesting pieces by Escher. Well worth a visit. Only 4 stars as the interactive elements at the end of the tour were a little broken (often the case in...  more »
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  • Located in a former palace in a leafy part of Den Haag, this museum is dedicated to the works of imaginative artist M C Escher. One of the best art museums in The Netherlands. It is quirky and cool. It costs 11€ to get inside. Bags must be left in the lockers at the basement. There is a cafe in the basement too, and clean toilets. There is an ongoing show by Andy Warhol too. There are some interactive installations on different floors as well. We had no idea who Escher was before visiting the museum. But were pretty happy that we visited. Highly recommend to everyone planning to visit the Hague. Do drop in. It's small but interesting.
  • Amazing museum, the building was once a Palace now serving as an exhibition for Escher's amazing art works. The setting and lighting of the museum is amazing just as the artworks. Do not forget to go all the way up to see the interactive floor too! The entrance fee is 11 euros for adults, students and children have a lower price. The staff is welcoming and nice too. It was an amazing experience. The museum is located in a 10-15 minute walk from the Den Haag Centraal Station, really easy walk. Museum has a central location. Ticket office closes at 16.30 so even though the museum is fairly small compared to others, better to enter beforehand. PS: you might get dizzy a little bit after visit due to all of the optical illusions.
  • Great place to visit - fantastic exhibits in a beautiful building. In truth my wife is the Escher fan although I certainly appreciate his works. They do museums so well in the Netherlands and this is a first rate example. If you're in Den Haag, like art, and have some time, this place is worth a visit.
  • I wasn’t very acquainted with Escher, to be honest, and this museum was a great immersion into his work. The collection is extensive (expect to spend 2 hours here to enjoy properly) and there’s a good audio guide you can download on the spot (there’s wifi available). They also an interactive section, and work from artists inspired by Escher. The contemporary lamps are very cool too👌 A must for art lovers!
  • Amazing exhibition of Escher’s works. You you like arts, graphics or math/geometry you definitely should visit this place. I liked that apart from the art there were descriptions of room of Het Paleis with short historical overview.

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