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“Worth Visiting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Frans Hals Museum

Frans Hals Museum
Groot Heiligland 62, Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
023-5115775
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Recommended
$31*
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2 Hour Private Walking Tour of Haarlem
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This small museum focuses on the works of Frans Hals, 17th-century portrait painter.
Auburn, Alabama, USA
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3 reviews
“Worth Visiting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I didn't know anything about Frans Hals, but his work is great and the museum did a good way to explain what it is about him that makes him great. Definitely worth visiting.

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Not Just Frans Hals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I like Frans Hals just fine, but I was pleasantly surprised that this excellent museum has plenty of other art to offer, including lots of paintings (the detailed Dutch still-lifes were particularly memorable), some really interesting period rooms and even a large dollhouse (you'll have a much more relaxing time viewing this one than you will trying to see similar ones at the super-crowded Rijksmuseum).

The Hals paintings are presented very nicely and I have renewed admiration for his painting skill and craftsmanship. He might be the best painter ever of people having a good time.

In addition, a nice bookstore and a friendly staff help to make this an easy recommendation!

Visited September 2013
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washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Small Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Delightful museum. English signage was very helpful with good explanations of the paintings. Not crowded and easy to negotiate the rooms.

Visited September 2013
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Glos, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Superb art superbly presented in an intersting building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Fascinating alms house in Haarlem. Lots of superb art, especially the still lifes. Still with original brick floors and leather wall coverings and other artifacts, and all the old clocks were going and struck on the hour. Very comfortable atmosphere in the museum, very enjoyable way to view art.

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Makes you smile on a rainy day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is a very nice, well organized and informative exhibition showing the old master's painting in a relation with his contemporaries. The building itself also worth the visit.

Visited May 2013
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