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Frans Hals Museum

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Address: Groot Heiligland 62, 2011 ES Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 23 511 5775
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This small museum focuses on the works of Frans Hals, 17th-century portrait...

This small museum focuses on the works of Frans Hals, 17th-century portrait painter.

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Picturesque setting

We visited the Frans Hals Museum because it was included in our ‘Museum Card’. Otherwise we wouldn’t have bothered paying 12.50 euro for what seems, after all, a minor museum. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Brussels
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Frans Hals Museum because it was included in our ‘Museum Card’. Otherwise we wouldn’t have bothered paying 12.50 euro for what seems, after all, a minor museum. The site is very picturesque but only part of it is really old; the rest is an early 20th century neo-Renaissance reconstruction. In the 17th century there was an old... More 

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The present exhibition of Dutch Masters belonging to the Szépmuvészeti Museum in Budapest are one of the best collection of Dutch art in the world. But don't forget the own Frans Hals collection of this Haarlem museum. Many people prefer Frans Hals over Rembrandt because of his specific art of handling the strokes of his brush

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Frans Hals Museum was our first museum on our visit to Amsterdam. We stayed in Haarlem and the museum was within walking distance of our rental apartment. This was the first time we had seen Frans Hals works and we were very pleased. the museum was preparing for a special exhibit so we didn't all rooms or works of... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We visited Frans Hals museum in Haarlem in a very hot day. Inside it was cool and friendly. They present in this museum a large variety of paintings, of many artists and many styles. There is a room of the 17th century with it's settings and decorations, a pharmacy, complete with even the smallest items, rebuilt for preservation. Several painters... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I really enjoyed the Frans Hals Museum. The collection is a must-see if you are visiting Haarlem. A combined ticket with the Teylers Museum is the best way to go about visiting.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Really enjoyed my time here....beautiful art, frames, furniture. The architecture is stunning as is the courtyard. There is a great movie to watch and the audio is very good. When I went (April) there were artistic floral arrangements in all the rooms which was a lovely addition. No lines or crowds and the surrounding area made for a nice walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were very impressed with the variety of the collection, lots of works that have never traveled. The ticket includes another museum which had a wonderful exhibit as well.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We've visited the Frans Hals Museum with a group of friends during our stay in Amsterdam/Haarlem. We've experienced a great Dutch old art. We really appreciated the explanation of our great guide. Thanks! We hope to visit Netherlands again.

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Racine, Wi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I was in Haalem for a week in late September and visited the Frans Hals Museum. It was a worthwhile experience. The man could paint. I took a audio set from the desk area to get an English version of the exhibits. Time well spent, I would recommend it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The historic site adds to the charm of this nice museum.The museum is not too large and has lots of Frans Hals and contemporaries. Special attraction: original dollhouse from, I think, 18th century.

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