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Frans Hals Museum

Closes in 17 min: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Groot Heiligland 62, 2011 ES Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 511 5775
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank dipsy28
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Once two separate museums, the original Frans Hals museum and the Den Hallen modern art museum have joint forces to create a new collection where contemporary art dialogues with the works of Frans Hals and his contemporaries. I would say that this is one of...More

Thank holmes1995
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This is the collection dedicated to Frans Hals. nice place and very compact museum. worth a stop. Nice kids activity.

Thank Ran N
Reviewed 9 August 2018

When visiting a Frans Hals Museum I expect to see artwork by Frans Hals. Not modern interpretations, empty rooms (a whole hall was dedicated to the 'invisible art') and little to no information on the artist. Luckily I visited using my Museum Card, so it...More

Thank Nomad77383
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Franz Hals was a native of Haarlem so no surprise to find a museum here but the number of his original works is quite limited and so the curator has tried to create an old and modern look to each room by mixing artists from...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2018

This was a good museum, in a beautiful building. It was interesting to see the development of Hals' technique as he got older- reminiscent of the way that Turner's art reflected his failing physical faculties, notably his eyesight. It wasn't cheap, and the compare and...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