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Frans Hals Museum

Groot Heiligland 62, Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
023-5115775
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Haarlem
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: This small museum focuses on the works of Frans Hals, 17th-century portrait painter.
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

A must see if you admire Frans Hals paintings, just a little disappointed that there weren't that many of his work that I had hoped for. But they building itself, although down a small street, and the courtyard within is beautiful.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great exhibit teaching the art history of emotions in painting. Reinforced I don't especially like religious paintings.

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Shellharbour, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

What an amazing museum, the at work here is as good as it gets, all the best artists and their great works. The building itself is beautiful and so well cared for, apart from the art there are beautiful pieces of furniture and old delft blue tiles and magnificent fireplaces. Also visited the Rijsmuseum and the van Gogh museum but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A fine museum presenting some of the greatest Hals paintings. Housed in a beautifully restored building.of especial interest are Hals's paintings of civil guard groups, the Dad's Army of their time perhaps crossed with the Rotarians. High can find Hals's grave in the cathedral, quite rightly given more prominence than many of the rick folk he painted.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

To be in Haarlem is part of visiting Holland. As beautiful as Amsterdam, maybe even a little bit prettier. The Frans Hals Museum is a nice goal to have when you visit Haarlem. When you arrive with the train, you have to cross the beautiful city centre to get to the museum (not a difficult route). The museum is established... More

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holland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Beautifull paintings and a magnificent dolls house. great historical place and surroundings. In the old city centre of Haarlem. One of the most georgious towns in the Netherlanths. Close to see and dunes.

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Calgary, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My two boys and I enjoyed this museum, but it definitely helps to have a guide book with you to explain more about the artist and the various paintings (I used Rick Steves). The building itself is nice to walk through, and we spent some time in the central courtyard just to get some air. If anything, it is interesting... More

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Federal Way
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

What an intimate setting in which to view sine of the great Masters from the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th Century! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Caesarea, Israel
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It is under renovation and half of the museum was closed. Most of the paintings are on biblical subjects. And very few were from Frans Hals.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Haarlem is a quick train trip from Amsterdam but very different in its simplicity, quiet and escape from the madding crowd. Housed in a 17th building that was formerly an alms house for old men, the museum affords an opportunity to get to know Frans Hals and his contemporaries in their home town. The exhibits are labeled in English and... More

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