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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The exhibition of Escher’s art also includes glimpses into his life. As a “non-artist” his works are amazing - the great detail of his carving/lithography. Fascinating to see his preliminary drawing compared to the final work - small, subtle changes. The 3rd floor is well...More

Thank PHZE
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like Escher; or are not familiar with his work, this is an excellent museum. Beautiful old Royal Palace as well... Decent admission charge.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We travelled to Den Haag specifically to visit this gallery and we were not disappointed. The selection of work on display was wonderful and it was spread out nicely within the Palace. Would highly recommend for any Escher fans.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

At the entrance you can purchase a combination ticket that includes touring the palace itself; we had limited time so we chose just the Escher exhibit. If you're a fan of Escher's work this is definitely worth a visit! Lots of his wonderful works are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Escher is the only Dutch master I care about! We enjoyed this museum. There are tons of Escher prints, plus a few notebooks and woodcuts used for the lithographs. You'll be able to find all your favorites. Be sure to look up and check out...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This extraordinary gallery, housed in a former royal palace, tells the story of Escher and his journey from modernistic realism with unusual perspectives to migraine-inducing optical illusions that turn reality on it's head. Rubrics are sparse but sufficient, because Escher's art speaks for itself. As...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you know Escher and how he created his work then this is a great place to visit. Escher made prints and etchings so that is what is displayed here along with the wood and stone mediums he used. So don't go expecting to see...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You would not only see the arts of Escher, but also play some equipments and enter a real paradoxical vision. 在这里你不仅可以看到埃舍尔的画作,还有很多装置可以摆弄,而且还可以进入到一些埃舍尔式的视觉悖论场景里。

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent over 3 hours exploring the museum and it really wasn't enough time. The displays offer great insights into Escher's philosophy and works. Even the building has a history as the royal palace and we found that fascinating. Each major display room had the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is great with a lot of Escher drawings, but I was thinking that we have found more fun experiences to perform (there are but not so much). On Sunday afternoon, there were also a lot of people.

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onemorepet
30 April 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
25 December 2015|
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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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