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Frans Hals Museum

Groot Heiligland 62, Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
023-5115775
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Haarlem
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This small museum focuses on the works of Frans Hals, 17th-century portrait painter.
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I didn't particularly like all the furniture and vases, but the paintings make the museum well worth a visit. Don't forget to walk the few streets with their cobble stones surrounding the museum!

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We spent a good couple of hours wondering the beautiful rooms of the Frans Hals museum marvelling at the paintings, clocks and furniture. They have a superb collection of modern vases that they use to show off flora and fawna of Holland. The entrance is €12.50 but worth every cent as you look at some of the works that have... More

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

A sobering trip. Should be a required visit for all. Great to think Anne's work still being read although her time here was cut short so cruelly.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

From the entrance you might think that it is such a small museum with an expensive entrance fee. I'm glad though to have read the reviews in Tripadvisor that it really is worth a visit in Haarlem. Don't skip the intro video just before you enter the main museum. It will give you a good understanding of the artist, Frans... More

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The art gallery celebrates Frans Hals and other Haarlem painters. The rooms and furnishings are very fine. My advice is to work your way round but avoid the rooms with the Group portraits of various fraternities and one or two portra its until the end. You will then see two wonderful Hals portrsaits, Laughing Boy and a Bar Maid (on... More

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holland
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117 reviews 117 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

On a rainy day, this magnificent museum made our day. A very impressive collection of paintings and the video show about Frans Hals' life and work was most appreciated. The cafeteria offered some great quality snacks, both savoury and sweet.

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Gdansk
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I found the Frans Hals Museum very easily. It holds a variety of Art work, some good, some chocolate box but worth a visit never the less.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The short visit to the museum was worth it! The frans hals's phenomenon was also worth the time to listen and watch. This is a little museum with appropriate collection presented well with captions which were helpful for those who doesn't like audio guides like myself. The best part is, you can take pictures!

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New York
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Haarlem is only a 15 minute train trip from Adam. Go and enjoy this informative Hals museum with many of his 'company' portraits. It is worth the visit alone.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Haarlem is only 15' from Amsterdam Centraal station, definitely worth the trip, and the Hals museum is terrific. Outstanding audiovisual display, grown-up audio commentary, good range of pictures placing Hals in his context and giving the Haarlem view of the Dutch Golden Age. Courbet & Manet were big fans. The building is interesting in itself (old almshouses).

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