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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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''.
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
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
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 just takes you a 15 to 20 minutes walk.