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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  • The museum is actually 3 exhibits in one - the main attraction is Escher, but the secondary and tertiary exhibits of the palace itself along with the fascinating chandeliers is worth the 11 Euros... 
    The museum is actually 3 exhibits in one - the main attraction is Escher, but the secondary and tertiary exhibits of the palace itself along with the fascinating chandeliers is worth the 11 Euros...  more »
  • Having been a fan of Escher for many many years I was so enthralled to finally get to see his works in a museum. What is an added benefit is the museum is a former palace to the Queen’s Mother. The... 
    Having been a fan of Escher for many many years I was so enthralled to finally get to see his works in a museum. What is an added benefit is the museum is a former palace to the Queen’s Mother. The...  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.
  • Very interesting. The bottom 2 floors describe his work and the top floor houses various illusions using principles of Escher's work. It's okay, but not great for kids. Do something more kid friend before or after

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