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Review of Frans Hals Museum

Frans Hals Museum
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US$43.96*
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Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
Ranked #2 of 63 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.
New Providence, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
“Enjoyable museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

This museum is a real gem. The building that houses the paintings is beautiful. The Hals paintings are spectacular along with the paintings of his contemporaries. The audio guide does a nice job of highlighting the important information.

Visited November 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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London, United Kingdom
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“Gen of a building with a great art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

A great selection of paintings by Hals, excellently displayed in this beautiful old almshouse, allows a relaxed and close view to be taken of a great artist's work. Well worth the detour.

Visited October 2013
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Auburn, Alabama, USA
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“Worth Visiting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

I didn't know anything about Frans Hals, but his work is great and the museum did a good way to explain what it is about him that makes him great. Definitely worth visiting.

Visited September 2013
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San Francisco
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“Not Just Frans Hals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

I like Frans Hals just fine, but I was pleasantly surprised that this excellent museum has plenty of other art to offer, including lots of paintings (the detailed Dutch still-lifes were particularly memorable), some really interesting period rooms and even a large dollhouse (you'll have a much more relaxing time viewing this one than you will trying to see similar ones at the super-crowded Rijksmuseum).

The Hals paintings are presented very nicely and I have renewed admiration for his painting skill and craftsmanship. He might be the best painter ever of people having a good time.

In addition, a nice bookstore and a friendly staff help to make this an easy recommendation!

Visited September 2013
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“Small Treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 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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