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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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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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fascinating history

I especially liked the interactive picture which explained the origins of classic Dutch idioms. The collection is extensive - I didn't know much about Hals prior to my visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I especially liked the interactive picture which explained the origins of classic Dutch idioms. The collection is extensive - I didn't know much about Hals prior to my visit.

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The museum is well laid out and the audio guide is very helpful, once you figure out how it works. The paintings are logically presented and viewing is helped by seating in many of the larger exhibition spaces.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

On the one hand, Frans Hals hasn't produced anything as amazing as Rembrandt's night watch. On the other, this little gem of a museum was a delight. It goes through several paintings by Frans Hals himself, as well as the painters leading up, and the ones after him with details on a card beside each picture, together with a really... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

17th century Dutch art has never really been my thing but seeing Hals's work alongside his contemporaries' and predecessors' does make one appreciate what was special about him. And you get to see a picture being restored in front of you, very, very, slowly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Haarlem is a run-down city with little to offer. The big attraction is the Frans Hals Museum, which is well-run with friendly staff. Although an easy day trip from Amsterdam, this is a city to skip.

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Lack of English language interpretation limited the experience. Not worth the cost unless you read Dutch.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You see a film in the beginning of your tour that helps you understand something about the artist, his life, motive and style. The museum goes into how restoration is going on currently on some of the paintings and why you can not take pictures of the restoration process. Very few places to sit down. Audio tour included which helps... More 

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Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

He is one of my most favorite painters, his palet, his stroke and master of portrets. The museum and surrounding is a perfect match. Don't miss it'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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