Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem

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Housed in the painter's town of Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum represents the largest repository of the famed Dutch artist's works in the world. Spending most of his life in Holland, Hals specialized in leaving his paintings with a "rough" finish. Visit the museum and peruse its collection of more than 750 paintings and works spread out over numerous galleries and exhibitions. Inspect Hals' "loose brushwork" up-close to fully appreciate the sense of life and movement it brought to his art, perhaps his most notable trademark. You can listen to an audio tour, included in your admission, or download the museum's smartphone app for more in-depth information along the way. Don't miss seeing the facility's collection of religious artwork and Haarlem-related artifacts also on display. Work out when and for how long to visit Frans Hals Museum and other Haarlem attractions using our handy Haarlem trip itinerary maker app.
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  • Frans Hals was one of the most famous Dutch portrait painters of the 16th century. This museum is dedicated to his works and that of other notable artists of that era. The collection is extensive... 
    Frans Hals was one of the most famous Dutch portrait painters of the 16th century. This museum is dedicated to his works and that of other notable artists of that era. The collection is extensive...  more »
  • A must see museum for 17th century Dutch art lovers. It has the majority of Frans Hals' group portraits, as well as many of his solo and couple portraits, but it also has many other major Dutch... 
    A must see museum for 17th century Dutch art lovers. It has the majority of Frans Hals' group portraits, as well as many of his solo and couple portraits, but it also has many other major Dutch...  more »
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  • Beautiful museum that I visited during ‘Museum in Bloom’ exhibition. You can admire here various paintings from the Dutch Golden Age era as well as furniture, ceramics, glass and silver. The art and interior was looking amazing with live flowers arranged through the whole museum. Children really enjoyed watching the Doll House. The patio is very beautiful with many benches and tables. Also the cafe is a great addition (the terrace is a reall hidden gem, especially when it’s sunny). I’d not recommend visiting it with little children (up to 3-4 year old) as I was asked to hold my little one by hand at all times. It was fine, but not really easy or handy.
  • Really enjoyed this experience. Laid back great lighting and the explanations are perfect. I liked that the listening device was included in the entrance. Oh and the mirrored floor room is brilliant!

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