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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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Nice, quaint Museum

Loved my visit to the Frans Hals, what I really liked was the app that the museum has that provides and audio guide! Though audio guides are free with your ticket I enjoyed using... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Loved my visit to the Frans Hals, what I really liked was the app that the museum has that provides and audio guide! Though audio guides are free with your ticket I enjoyed using my own headphones. Very easy to do in under three hours.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy visiting museums and like paintings, then Frans Hals is worthy of a visit. If sort of time and you prefer more variety visit Teylers museum instead.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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53 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This museum contains a fairly small selection of Frans Hals' painting, including several very large canvases. The collection is bulked up with paintings by other artists, including Proverbs by Pieter Breugal the Younger, which features an accompanying inter-active display. At the entrance to the museum, it’s well worth spending 5 minutes watching the introductory audio visual commentary about Frans Hals'... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We enjoyed several of Frans Hals painting in the Rijks Museum. We decided to visit this museum and are so glad we did! Three are several other artists work feature as well. Be prepared to be on your feet for 3-4 hours to see everything. The free headsets allowed us to tour at our own pace. There is a cafe... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The street the museum is in is in its self worth visiting. Visit Haarlem , visit the Frans Hals! They often have private collections too, And the appel taart with cream is very good !

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Like most Musea, if you like the work of Frans Hals you will like your visit. Nice atmosphere and well taken care of.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a great museum displaying works by Frans Hals and also other Haarlem based painters. I particularly liked the Civic Guard paintings but also the history of the museum and also what it was previously. I used an audio guide which was very helpful. There is also a delightful little cafe where they do lovely food and I had... More 

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San Francisco, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great collection beautifully displayed. Not just Hals, but others. Some from private collections seen for the first time!

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Paisley
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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