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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.