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Frans Hals Museum

Address: Groot Heiligland 62, Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
Phone Number: 023-5115775
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Haarlem
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This small museum focuses on the works of Frans Hals, 17th-century...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This small museum focuses on the works of Frans Hals, 17th-century portrait painter.
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Paisley
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was a very friendly and accessible museum dedicated to the wonderful art of Frans Hals the 17th century dutch portrait painter. The museum is all on one level and is particularly accessible for the elderly or handicapped person. Lots of rooms interconnect and the ambience and general character of the building is a pleasure to experience. Paintings by other... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This museum is a 20 minute walk from the train station through the scenic centre of old Haarlem. The museum is on a quiet street and is housed in a series of 16th Century houses around a courtyard. The museum is a series of rooms, some with period furniture and there are displays of Frans Hals works but these are... More 

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Lichfield
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Frans Hall Museum, a relative small museum in Haarlem, is most certainly worth a visit. To see the Dutch master Frans Hals and his works in Haarlem, a city not to be missed either, in such a lovely location, is a real treat. The museum has a beautiful collection of masterpieces, silver objects and a superb dolls house. The building... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Frans Hals Museum is a real gem. The building is superb, the atmosphere is very relaxed and the collection contains some masterpieces of the Golden Age: the works of Frans Hals in the first place, but the Gerrit Berckheydes alone should be worth the trip. The special exhibition on Emotions proved to be somewhat of a disappointment: apparently it... More 

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Lyons-la-Foret, France
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Haarlem is worth a visit. Good shopping, many restaurants, snackbars, coffeeshops. Museums that are really good! We bought a 'Museum pass' that gives free entry for a whole year to all museums in Holland. Price wise very interesting. Teyler museum is another good museum in Haarlem.

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Holon, Israel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

for those who love old masters the selection in this museum is a delight. even after visiting the rijksmuseum and the moritzhuis it was fresh and eciting - in no small degree due to its location - an old almshouse from the period - it makes all the images come to life! do not forget the audioguide - it is... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The museum is housed in an old "senior citizens home", where Frans Hals himself may have lived for a while (he lived until age 86!), which by itself is stunning. The exhibition is shown in the building that sits around the large courtyard, so there is a natural flow in the viewing. Apart from Frans Hals' works, there are quite... More 

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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The museum is housed in an almshouse, providing a beautiful setting for the paintings. Admission is included on the Museum Pass, but there was an addition 3 Euros per person charge for a special exhibit on "emotions." However, offsetting that fee was the free audio guide -- worth the extra admission.

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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