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Frans Hals Museum

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The Frans Hals Museum and De Hallen Haarlem came together to form the renewed Frans Hals Museum: one museum at two locations. Where old meets new. Historical works hang alongside contemporary installations, and the Golden Age sits alongside the...more
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Groot Heiligland 62, 2011 ES Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 511 5775
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 1, 2010

It is very surprising to see that only two other people have reviewed this fine museum. The Frans Hals Museum is well worth a long afternoon. The street the museum is on is quite beautiful with old houses, and the museum itself used to be...More

12  Thank MiouMiou
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Even though the steep admission of €15 included two Hals Museums, I would skip the first one on the market square with a contemporary exhibit of artists that were supposed to be inspired by the great master. As an artist myself, I found this a...More

4  Thank smmarger1
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating to learn more about Frans Hals life. He influenced a large number of future painters who visited and were inspired for their own paintings. This included Van Gogh and impressionists which was unexpected

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the combined exhibition of Frans Hals’s work together with the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in Teylers Museum. The exhibition is called ‘Frans Hals and the Moderns’. The Frans Hals Museum is about ten minutes walk (or five by bike) from Teylers Museum. Frans...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main Frans Hals museum at Groot Heiligland is superb (skip the 2nd building at Groote Markt without missing much) and the painter speaks equally much to the amateur and expert viewers. Vivid portraits and group portraits that inspire -- as realistic as photographs --...More

1  Thank lexhuberts
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I am a great fan of Frans Hals and particularly enjoyed this large collection in and around room 14! Don’t overlook the exquisite Doll House displayed in the same museum!

1  Thank Melody S
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We had never heard of Frans Hals until coming to Haarlem this summer. Our dear friend and resident of Haarlem took us to the museum and it did not disappointment. What magnificent paintings Frans Hals did. This was definitely one of our favorite days in...More

1  Thank msshields63
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The building itself is lovely. I very much enjoyed the Frans Hals paintings but was less impressed by pieces of modern art that were put there for debatable reasons.

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Reviewed September 26, 2018

The Frans Hals Museum has 2 locations 1) the museum at the Groot Heiligland and 2) the museum "Hal" (formerly "de Hallen") at the Grote Markt. For Frans Hals paintings you'd want to visit the first location. Frans Hals (1582, Antwerp - 1666, Haarlem) is...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2018

The approach in several of the galleries seems to be a 'compare and contrast' exercise in which works of Flemish masters are deliberately juxtaposed with modern pieces. This actually works pretty well, I thought, although I did wonder at one point when all the painting...More

Thank milimana
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Having been a huge admirer of Frans Hals and his oeuvre, this place was a must see for me. Prior to the visit I acquainted myself with what to expect at the museum, so I knew in advance that not all of Hals' work is...More

Thank Mina M
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Reviewers warn that this museum is disappointing.However, a real student of famous Dutch artists will find it worthwhile to visit the Grand Salon- a huge room where numerous great works are displayed salon style and one can really study them and get close in a...More

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Response from Val-ABQ | Reviewed this property |
You can do it in 2 hours but I suggest 3 hours, then you are not so rushed [& still have time for another attraction plus a beer or 2 at Jopenkerk Brewery!🍻
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Response from edbot | Reviewed this property |
Take the train from Amsterdam Central station to Haarlem main station. Walk into the centre and walk on to the second bridge, don't cross that bridge but turn left along the canal and take the second street on the left. It... More