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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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This little gem of Haarlem

We went there with the family. This relatively little museum in the heart of Haarlem is a real little gem. The works of art do reminiscent the works of art in the Rijks museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Bangkok
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We went there with the family. This relatively little museum in the heart of Haarlem is a real little gem. The works of art do reminiscent the works of art in the Rijks museum. Therefore it is a real gem worth visiting. The museum is organised in a very orderly manner. The big 'shutterstukken' wel elaborated and explained, while the... More 

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Concord
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are in Haarlem this is a must see Museum. Beautiful, classic works. Allow an hour to visit. Includes famous 17th-century Frans Hals paintings (of course),

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Willemstad, Curacao
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Frans Hals Museum is one of my favorite in the Netherlands. Enjoy van Ruisdael, Jan Steen en Saenredam especially. Museum itself is located in a former old mens home dating back 16th century. You can still feel the sadnes and sorrow, but looking at Jan Steen it makes you happy. Definitely a worth you while to visit.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Every time I go and visit, it is like the first time for me so interesting . I spend all morning in the museum, I took a lot of pictures with my iPad , if you really got the time and you are visiting the city Haarlem , you really need to put this museum on your bucket list ,... More 

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Campinas, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This museum is not very big, likewise the city of Haarlem, but it's beautiful and has fantastics paintings. Friendly staff, out tour guide was amazing and there is also a cafe to seat and relax. A must see in Haarlem.

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Hebbronville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

While visiting in Haarlem, a trip to Frans Hals Museum is a must. It is just a short walk from the Lion D"Or. The museum contains most of the works of Frans Hals and a few other local artist form the 16th and 17th period.

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Breukelen Ut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The beauty of this museum is multifold. Superb location in Haarlem. Beautiful architecture. Great heritage (when it was first built (1607-1611), it was used as a building for housing elderyly men and later orphans were housed in the building). Very differently decorated rooms (colors, materials, floors, ceilings). Informative complimentary audio tour (in multiple languages). The funniest painting is about the... More 

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The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Frans Hals museum has some of the best portraits of Dutch burghers in the 17th century anywhere in the world. It is not so famous as the Rijksmuseum and much much smaller but should not be missed if you like art.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The museum is housed in an old almshouse just a few minutes walk from the centre. The museum is a must for 17th century art lovers, the explanations are written in both English and Dutch and a comprehensive audio guide is also available too. This is a good collection housed in a wonderful building, however I do think this is... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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Address: Address: Groot Heiligland 62, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 023-5115775
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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