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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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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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This museum is a comprehensive collection of Haarlem's most famous Dutch Master. It is located in several attached rowhouses from the period when Hals worked. It discusses Hal's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2013
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Houston, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This museum is a comprehensive collection of Haarlem's most famous Dutch Master. It is located in several attached rowhouses from the period when Hals worked. It discusses Hal's unique style and compares it with other artists from his period.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Not bad, kind of dry. Not the best choice if you have not slept in 30 hours and fighting jet lag. Cafe was typical. Audio guide is not bad.

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Saint-malo France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very fine exhibition of Hals and contemporary artists paintings : also interesting permanent exhibition. Very easy access by train from Amsterdam - 20 minutes, and nice walk from the station to the museum through old Haarlem.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

hard to find in Haarlem but worth the trip. Great museum to a Rembrandt contemperary. Rembrandt got all the press but Frans and Dirck Hals were great artists in the Golden Age and deserve a better showcase. Glad its in Haarlem...bucaue they were "local boys" and made the subjects come to them.

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Haarlem, Nederland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I really don't like 'old' art, so my expectations of the Frans Hals museum were low. But it was great! The free headphones that provided me information of every painting were really convenient. Because of that, the paintings became really interesting. For foreigners, but also for Dutch people, I really recommend this museum.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

A special exhibit was on show. There were more Frans Hals paintings than normal on loan from various museums. There were also Rembrandts to compare with the Hals. It was a wonderful exhibit, but was viewable in a morning or afternoon.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

If you like 17th century Dutch art, this is the place to visit in Haarlem. The Frans Hals museum is housed in the old men's alms house, a home for elderly men founded in 1609 and governed by five regents, whose portraits, painted by Frans Hals in 1664, are on display. I visited in April and enjoyed tremendously the special... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Much more than Frans Hals here! Despite the name, there's lots of 16th- and 17th-century works by different artists. All housed in a lovely space, an easy walk from the station, and only 15 minutes from Amsterdam.

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sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We visited the Frans Hals museum during a special exhibition that included paintings from galleries all over the world. I'm not sure how much of Hals we would have seen if it had only been the permanent exhibition, which seems to include a lot of work by painters other than Hals, which was interesting in its own right. The special... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We loved the fact that, because it was the anniversary of the museum's opening, admittance cost by one euro. It was very busy but worth it and the museum is housed in a beautiful street.

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