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Frans Hals Museum

Groot Heiligland 62, Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
023-5115775
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Ranked #2 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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Bleadon, UK
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Other reviewers have commented on the fact that this delightful little museum doesn't have a great number of Hals works. If you go prepared to find out about the man, his work, his life and his influence you will enjoy it. Don't expect to see all those priceless Hals paintings that grace the walls of national galleries and collections throughout... More

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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852 attraction reviews
1,458 helpful votes 1,458 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This museum is probably misnamed--the title would lead you to believe that it is dedicated to the work of Franz Hals, the great Dutch painter, who lived in Haarlem. I love his art work and there are many examples of his original paintings--portraits and very large group paintings, but there is much more. Art by many other Dutch painters is... More

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ontario, canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

A step back in time to see the Frans Hals museum. The building itself is magnificent, and the halls were quiet. The range of artifacts, furniture and history make a great visit. The central courtyard is also beautifully landscaped. Doesn't open until 10 or 11 am, so check the times before you go.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I took a day trip to Haarlem from Amsterdam to see the Frans Hals Museum. It is worth the trip to see this museum (and other attractions in Haarlem), but be aware that most of the best Hals paintings are in other museums. There is a nice collection of art, although much of it is not Hals' work. The building... More

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Ontario
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Like many others, we took the train from Amsterdam Central station to Haarlem and caught bus #3 and were dropped off quite near the museum. It was a pleasure to visit this gallery. There is an excellent video to watch on your arrival and with the audio guide, we were able to experience it in English. The audio guide was... More

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Naples, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Haarlem is a great place to locate. Only a 35 minute bus ride or 15 minute train ride from Amsterdam. Haarlem is quiet, relaxing and cheaper than Amsterdam and is a beautiful smaller city. The Frans Hals Museum is such a pleasant way to experience some wonderful art. In contrast to the Riksmuseum with its crowds and everyone pushing their... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Haarlem is an easy 15 minute train ride from Amsterdam and the museum is only about a 15 minute walk from the train station. OK, maybe longer if you stop and get a cappuccino from Victor's on the way there! The audio (included in admission price) is excellent; I learned a great deal in a short period of time. As... More

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Seattle
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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Great museum. Equal to any gallery in a major city including Amsteram. Franz Hals is a painter you always associate with the Dutch Masters. Not alone is this an interesting museum but it is located in a lovely setting.

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NY, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Splendid little museum with wonderful art collection. If you are fan of Frans Hals, this is the place for you.

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Helpful Intro movie (the movie is in Dutch, so wear the English audio tour headphones). Frans Hals and his contemporaries preserved with remarkable realism a view into 16th and 17th century Holland. It was a warmish day in Haarlem and the room temperatures of the exhibits were uncomfortable, to distraction. Well worth the visit: 12.5 euros/each. This has put the... More

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