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Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)

Lange Voorhout 74, 2514 EH, The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 427 7730
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Private Guided Tour of Mauritshuis Museum from the Hague with Art Historian
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Escher at the Palace is dedicated to the work of Holland’s most famous graphic artist M.C. Escher. Nearly all his prints are exhibited, among them Belvedere, Drawing Hands, Waterfall and Ascending and Descending. Here you can see how Escher changed fishes into birds, made water flow upstream and his less known, but very attractive early Italian landscapes. On our main- and first floor you can see how his work progressed from depicting the real world to his constructed worlds. Optical illusion is a key word in his work.An optical illusion depicts something which is in fact impossible. M.C. Escher was a master in this field. An optical illusion literally means doing puzzles with your eyes. The visitor will be able to unravel some of Escher’s mysteries like the Impossible Penrose Triangle by constructing one himself. The extra presentation “In the Eye of Escher” shows various themes in which Escher was involved, like reflection, perception and perspective.
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Lange Voorhout 74, 2514 EH, The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed today via mobile

We come here once or twice per year. Eschers' work has so much to offer that it never gets boring to look at his paintings. And then have a stroll through one of the hague nicest neighborhoods.

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm a fan of Escher anyway and was delighted to find this place. I spent a whole afternoon wandering around examining the fabulous pictures which are displayed in an old house on a beautiful square. The pictures are mind bogglingly clever and i would definately...More

Thank Corin P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Such an unusual place! Very informative, and great job of displaying the works of art. They had a short film about the artist and explained some of his paintings and techniques. The place is quite small, so take your time and enjoy!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Escher cannot be compared to anyone else. The exposition shows the variety of stiles, media and composition by this unique artist incl. optical illusions that depict the impossible. Highly recommended for an afternoon trip

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Escher in the Palace is an interesting visit in the Hague, located close to the city centre. The art shown in the museum is quite nice, but you really need to enjoy art to make the most of your visit. All by Escher, the...More

Thank Tara R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing! Simply amazing. If you visit The Hague, it’s worth visiting. Tickets are 9,50€ and you get to see 3 floors of optic illusion art with detailed explanation of how it’s been created, plus sketchbooks of the artist. It gets more interesting the more you...More

Thank Bily S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had always regarded M. C. Escher as kind of juvenile. But my opinion of him changed based on my visit to this museum. He was quite a prolific artist and I was really struck by how creative his work was. The ingenuity and attention...More

Thank Doug s
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous exhibition, a favourite artist, spent far longer there than expected, as more to see than anticipated. Well worth the visit. If you see Madurodam theme park too, you can get a joint pass and save €7 per ticket, this is displayed at Escher museum...More

Thank KLZ66
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Escher Museum is in a beautiful area of The Hague, amongst diplomatic missions etc, and is a must see for all visitors to the city. I wasn't sure what to expect but was more than aware of his work but the contents etc impressed...More

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum for teens as well as adults, and I believe there's a section for children, although we didn't visit it. It was also the summer house of one of the queens, so it's really a two-for-one experience. If you are at...More

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onemorepet
1 May 2018|
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Response from Jeroen Z | Reviewed this property |
i hope my answer will be still usefull. We spend there between 2 and 3 hours. We went with family from an other country and bought a combination ticket with Madurodam, it saved ua some money and was a perfectly filled day... More
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cruisequeen1947
19 June 2016|
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Response from meerja | Property representative |
Hi, There are direct trains from Amsterdam airport to The Hague. From there on it is a 10-15 minute walk to the museum. a visit takes about an hour and a half so no problem on a sunday. They close at 5 p.m.
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amit s
26 December 2015|
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Response from meerja | Property representative |
Hi Amit, There is treasure hunt/quest for kids to "guide" them trough the exhibtion, the quirky chandeliers are worth looking at. There is also an interactive part on the top floor where kids and adults can play with... More
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