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

4.6
Art Museum · Specialty Museum
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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  • Super informative, good selection and good movies on his life. Nice and Compact. Nice surprise at the end of the tour 👍🔝🔝  more »
  • Amazing art. Is it art or something engineered? A great experience to see this in an old palace. Highly recommended if you love graphical art.  more »
  • We found this while strolling around a flea market. Was not scheduled, but enjoyed the visit. Really cool to look at all the different types of art.  more »
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  • So much fun. Both The Palace as well as the MC Escher art. They also had interactive art displays that were very much fun. The crystal chandeliers that were different in every room were another form of art. The gift store had very nice items at reasonable prices too. Well worth the time I truly enjoyed it.
  • This might be my favourite ever museum/gallery. Escher is unbelievably wonderful. The detail in the work is phenomenal. The ideas expressed are enchanting. Set aside a few hours to immerse yourself in something truly outstanding. I'm not usually so amazed, but I've just spent 2 of the most rewarding hours of my life. Joyful.
  • If you are in The Hague and didn't go to the Escher museum presentation, you have missed one of the most significant and highlights of the city. An amazing experience, wonderful for kids as well and combined also with sightseeing of Queen Emma's palace. Don't miss it...
  • Had a really great time here. Even my teens enjoyed this museum. I’m a big fan of Escher’s work but the others weren’t familiar. They also very much enjoyed the exhibits.
  • This is a museum that has on display the art work of Maurits C. Escher. It is housed inside the winter palace of Queen mother Emma. The art work, which is on display is quite engaging to the viewers. Especially considering that these patterns were designed in the past when we didn't have computer graphic software's. Truely exceptional.

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