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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Melody S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank msshields63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Eva Julia T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank HCovik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 11 September 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 2 September 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

Thank susanmagoozen
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I am not sure who decided modern art would make a good counterpoint to old masters but that’s how everything is displayed. Except the grand salon which is indeed grand. Make sure to go the Hof for old masters, the second location Hal has less...More

Thank Hans P
Reviewed 27 August 2018

A museum for the beautiful old paintings made by a dutch master. The museum itself has been ruined by the current management, they destroyed the museum with modern arts trying to make things ''funny''. Horrible.

Thank Tommy P
Reviewed 14 August 2018

this is one of the highlights of Haarlem according to guide books, but we were Disappointed - the initial presentation bit is clever and interesting, but the collection is small and interspersed with modern art which seems to create a gallery which the sum is...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