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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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A real treasure house

A beautiful building containing so many treasures. It was also Tulpomania and the flower displays were magnificent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

A beautiful building containing so many treasures. It was also Tulpomania and the flower displays were magnificent.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A lovely small museum that is a nice environment to spend an afternoon even if you are not sure about art. The art is also interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Haarlem is a very short train ride from Amsterdam. The Frans Hals Museum is worth the journey. In April, there was also the flower exhibit in the museum. If you enjoy Frans Hals paintings, this is worth the trip to Haarlem.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

friendly welcome.well organised museum. much more accessible than Rijks Museum in Amsterdam. We particularly enjoyed the floral displays

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Added to the most amazing art works in a beautiful building with the wonderful furnishings was the added beauty of spectacular flower arrangements and information about "flower mania"which gripped Holland in the 17th century. Give yourself a few hours, at least, there is so much to see. Free audio tour which is nice to not have to pay extra for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We visited the museum for the Tulipomania exhibition, which was interesting, and a visual feast. It was lovely to see tulips featured both in beautiful flower arrangements, and also depicted in art from various periods of dutch history. A fascinating insight into this incredible period of European history.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a very interesting museum in a beautiful old building. I like the flower and other still life paintings very much. However the best exhibit, in my opinion, is the doll's house, which is fascinating. It is very tall and full of the most perfect miniature paintings, silverware, china etc. If you have read the novel The Miniaturist, you... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Well worth the visit. The building itself is lovely, with a courtyard garden, and the collections are diverse and interesting. The street on which it's located is lined with fabulous historic buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Surprises around every corner and NO queues to get in! When compared with the Van Gogh museum wait of 1.5 hours in Amsterdam (with a "fast track pre-paid voucher") it was no contest-paintings were of much more interest and we enjoyed the whole visit

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

This museum is like a miniature Rijkmuseum. It is quiet and uncrowded, and has very high quality in a small package - thus you are not exhausted after a visit. Allow 1 to 2 hours. Look at the magnificent paintings of the people and scenes around Haarlem from the 17th century, then compare with the present as you walk through... More 

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