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“Excellent museum experience for Flemish art lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Frans Hals Museum

Frans Hals Museum
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$44.19*
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Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
Ranked #2 of 65 things to do in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This small museum focuses on the works of Frans Hals, 17th-century portrait painter.
Cormatin, France
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108 reviews
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“Excellent museum experience for Flemish art lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

I made a special excursion to the Frans Hals Museum for the exhibit on Celebrations in the Golden Age (I might not have the exact title right) and it was definitely worth the trip. The museum staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful and spoke perfect English. I particularly appreciated the roomy, free lockers to store your stuff while visiting the museum. I spent 2.5 hours drinking in the gorgeous works of art, but didn't stay to try the museum's café as nothing on the menu appealed to me that day, which was my only disappointment. The building and its surrounding neighbourhood are lovely. Haarlem is doing some sort of major infrastructure work right now, so many of the main roads were torn up, so I plan to go back some other time to explore the city.

Visited April 2012
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The Hague
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121 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“unexpected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Never visited this museum untill recently: great big paintings by Frans Hals and other known and unknown artists from the 17th century

Visited February 2012
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Haarlem as beautyfull as Amsterdam even more...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Haarlem is a beautifull city with a nice market place and a lot of musea, Teyler, frans hals and more. The city is full of nice "hofjes" to visit and the "grote markt" is a wonderfulllace to sit on a terras or visit the church.
Better then Amsterdam where every one goes....a clean city with nice people.

Visited March 2012
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the highlands
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“very interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2012

the museum is very interesting even if your not an art buff. you cant help but be impressed by the many paintings and also antique furniture in this building. at 13 euros per adult it was alittle expensive, however you can visit the small haarlem historic museum on the same street for half price afterwards. the staff at the historic museum were very friendly, unlike the misserable looking staff at the frans hals museum!

Visited March 2012
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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“small gem of a museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

Not just Frans Hals here! Beyond Hals' astounding group portraits there are many fine examples of Dutch Old Masters, housed in a delightful building complex on a charming cobbled street.

Visited February 2012
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