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“Small Treasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Frans Hals Museum

Frans Hals Museum
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$32*
and up
2 Hour Private Walking Tour of Haarlem
Ranked #2 of 53 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.
washington
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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Budapest, Hungary
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21 reviews
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“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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Upland, California, United States
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83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Enjoyable art museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Knew very little about Hals before we visited and now we feel like experts! We had purchased the Netherlands Museum pass, so we decided to take a quick trip inside. We ended up spending more time than we thought we would. Glad we didn't miss it.

Visited June 2013
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Washington, DC
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“One of the great small museums of the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Two hours will do it if you must, but come here to see why Frans Hals is rated by many Holland's greatest painter. If you disagree, look again at Hals's faces; They are as wonderfully painted as Rembrandt's but show more individual character, Lots of supporting art to put Hals in a rich context. Nicely laid out, well lit, altogether an up-to-date museum.

Visited September 2013
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