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Frans Hals Museum

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Address: Groot Heiligland 62, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 023-5115775
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This small museum focuses on the works of Frans Hals, 17th-century...
This small museum focuses on the works of Frans Hals, 17th-century portrait painter.
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The main reason for visiting Haarlem and was enhanced by Tulipmania!

Agree totally with Chantal J. a beautiful gallery, a lovely building, everything is beautifully displayed but the pictures are OK, some portraits over dimensional, dark and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg, Germany
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Agree totally with Chantal J. a beautiful gallery, a lovely building, everything is beautifully displayed but the pictures are OK, some portraits over dimensional, dark and austere...but that is Frans Hals' style. My favourites The Traveller and the Barmaid. The Dolls' House was beautiful with intricate contents. The museum also has a pleasant café. However what we enjoyed most, was... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

NOT in city central but a 10 min. walk with good directing signs. Starts with artists before Halls and leads to a big room (14) with BIG paintings. Free audio guide. Museum cafe has good munchies and a pleasant courtyard to eat in.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The museum itself is well-worth the visit. The art on display is ok. Check the calendar for special exhibits; often there is one on tulips around april

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a really interesting and well laid out museum, in a lovely building and location. An audio guide is included in the ticket price and is well worth using

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Asheville, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Well worth the time and effort to find (no easy task). The building is quite historic, adding to the experience. I like Hals, but honestly his better works are elsewhere, several are in Rijksmuseum. That said, this museum gives a super overview of his life and times and has some notable works to view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Went a few days ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. The old masters collection is particularly good as is the dolls house. It is spring and so many rooms were colourfully decorated with beautiful flowers.

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Overland Park, Kansas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Nicely done museum that helped me categorize, contrast, and expand my understanding of some of the influences in this genre. You don't need to be knowledgable about art to appreciate it, just the building alone will be worth the ticket!

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Go here on foot through the narrow streets of ancient Haarlem, a city older than Amsterdam. The museum not only boasts Frans Hals's best paintings but also highlights of Mannerism. It is one of the top-five museums in The Netherlands and worth a detour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The collection started off well, with an overview of what Dutch painting was like in the 16th century, but I think a bit more explanation of what was happening in 17th century Holland would help to put the rest of the collection into context for those not well up on their history. Having said that, this was a very impressive... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The museum houses an excellent collection of Dutch paintings from the Dutch golden with the focus on an eminent portrait painter Frans Hals. In the spring, the museum is alive with flowers and tulips with the audio guide explaining the 17th century tulip mania centred here in Haarlem as well as the role of flowers in the paintings. If you... More 

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