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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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  • Waste of time. Meager collection and the staff seems to know nothing about Escher — they’re apparently just low-budget rent-a-cops. Filthy toilets. The Hague is full of great attractions; don’t... 
    Waste of time. Meager collection and the staff seems to know nothing about Escher — they’re apparently just low-budget rent-a-cops. Filthy toilets. The Hague is full of great attractions; don’t...  more »
  • I have absolutely loved the Escher exhibition. The beautiful classical building creates inspiring contrasts with the modern and psychedelic art by Escher. I believe it is an underrated museum and it.....  more
    I have absolutely loved the Escher exhibition. The beautiful classical building creates inspiring contrasts with the modern and psychedelic art by Escher. I believe it is an underrated museum and it.....  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.

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