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“Gen of a building with a great art” 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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Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Haarlem
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: This small museum focuses on the works of Frans Hals, 17th-century portrait painter.
London, United Kingdom
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“Gen of a building with a great art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

A great selection of paintings by Hals, excellently displayed in this beautiful old almshouse, allows a relaxed and close view to be taken of a great artist's work. Well worth the detour.

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Auburn, Alabama, USA
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“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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“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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“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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“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.

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