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Frans Hals Museum

Groot Heiligland 62, Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
023-5115775
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Ranked #1 of 14 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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Holon, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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25 attraction reviews
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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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Shellharbour, Australia
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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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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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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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