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Frans Hals Museum

Grote Markt 16, 2011 RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 511 5775
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We loved one, were not that keen on the other. The museum with the painting by Frans Hals was great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mimmie26
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sydney
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Too much modern art

Of course, this museum was scheduled to visit in Haarlem one of the first. It is interesting to see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Broytman G
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Moscow, Russia
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The Frans Hals Museum and De Hallen Haarlem come 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 modern day. The meeting of Old Masters and contemporary art lets you look in a different way and see more.
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Grote Markt 16, 2011 RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved one, were not that keen on the other. The museum with the painting by Frans Hals was great the other one had some modern works, which weren’t our cup of tea.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course, this museum was scheduled to visit in Haarlem one of the first. It is interesting to see the work of a great portraitist of the 17th century, who also ended his life in this town. But the love of the Dutch to modern...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

A very nice museum but I was surprised at some of the contemporary art mixed in with the Hals paintings. I think these contemporary works were selected (in some cases) to provide an absurdist contrast to the older paintings. Also, a present-day artist has added...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We were very disappointed in these exhibitions. There were very few actual Hals paintings, more similar painters and modern, abstract "versions" of his work. A video was shown " Where is Rocky 2" which had no relevance to Hals as far as we could see....More

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This is the Frans Hals Museum "HAL", related to the original Frans Hals museum that is in walking distance of about 1200m1. The exhibition of contemporary art linked to historic Frans Hals , views, colours, methods are interesting. A nice combination of a peacefull building,...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Originally a meat hall, it is adorned with heads of bulls. Highlight of the renaissance. The old bricks have a warm glow.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We spent a day in Haarlem and what a lovely difference from Amsterdam. This area offers a much more local vibe with beautiful downtown full of vibrant shops. If you want to get a good taste of Netherlands, not just the crazy fun of Amsterdam,...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

This historic building now acts as the contemporary art extension of the nearby Frans Hals Museum. During our visit they were doing the contemporary art end of the Global Plate exhibition at the Hals. While a lot of contemporary art leaves us scratching our heads,...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Its a very impressive place in terms of art, architecture and exhibition. Lucky to have visited this city a few times. I really live this small town bcz of many reasons. Very much recommended the city as a whole..

Thank Karan S
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Modern art in an old setting. Good displays Not the most impressive modern art but good none the less. We were luck to have a tour of the museum from a guided tour person.

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