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“The painter Heyboer and a Toy Collection”
Review of Museum Haarlem

Museum Haarlem
Ranked #14 of 87 things to do in Haarlem
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

This cosy museum has a small but very informative exhibition on the history of Haarlem, a short movie with effects outside of the screen provides a nice brief introduction in both Dutch and English.
Apart from the regulary exhibition two temporary exhibitions are currently presented. One on the painter Anton Heyboer, it features eary works from his Haarlem period. A smaller exhibition shows a toy collection with toys ranging from the 1750's until the 1970's.
The staff is very friendly and the diversity of topics makes that everyone finds something he/she likes. And the museum is easy to find, right across the Frans Hals museum.

Thank Mariska K
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

The museum is located in a former hospital, and the name of the hospital is still above the entrance door. The main collection is labelled mostly in Dutch, while the temporary exhibitions include English. Visitors can borrow information booklets in English, but if you don't want to read you should watch the movie first and walk around afterwards.This museum has a short 15 minute film (it is in Dutch or English) about the history of Haarlem that gives you great background information for a walk through town or a stroll along the paintings in the Frans Hals museum across the street. If you are combining your day with a visit to the Frans Hals, don't forget to ask for the combi-ticket, which gives you a discount. They have an old tower clock by Haarlem clock maker Pieter Klock and an old lockbox from the local children's orphanage. An odd exhibit is the model of the Great Bavo church made of matchsticks.

Thank jame023
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

There are a lot of objects displayed at the museum, but unfortunately the comments are not in english, so if you're not a Dutch-speaker, you'll have no idea what you're looking at. What you do get is a guide through the museum, but it only presents Haarlem's history and it doesn't connect the story to the objects. However, you do get a rough picture of historical Haarlem.
Free for students, that's a plus.

Thank xirtalleB
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

we actually went in to shelter from the rain, but there is a nice display of archeological work and findings telling the story of the area and its development through the ages. Sadly a lot of it had no English translation, but it was surprisingly well laid out, with digging areas for the kids to experience archeology! Its free too, which always helps!

Thank Kobing
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

It is quite a short but informative museum on the history of Haarlem. Well worth a visit. Make sure to ask for the English guides which without it, the displays make little sense unless you understand Dutch!

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