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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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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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The Emotions of Frans Hals

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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Lichfield
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Lichfield
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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