De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem

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Art Museum Architectural Building
De Hallen Haarlem is the name of the exhibition space on the Grote Markt, Haarlem, Netherlands, where modern and contemporary art is on display in alternating presentations. The emphasis is on contemporary photograph and video presentations, with the focus on Man and society. As an organisation, De Hallen falls under the Frans Hals Museum.De Hallen consists of three different buildings, the Vleeshal (Flesher's hall) on the east side and the Verweyhal (named for Kees Verwey) on the west side are two large "halls" sandwiching the small entrance building. All three buildings are National Heritage sites today.De Vleeshal buildingThe Vleeshal was built in the years 1602 to 1605 and was originally a ‘meat hall’ where butchers sold their goods. The heads of bulls and rams on the façades are reminders of the original function of the building. It is an example of Dutch renaissance architecture, with renaissance ornaments being applied on a basic Gothic structure (floor plan and outer walls). The renaissance forms include pilasters, rustica, Tuscan (interior) pillars, scrollwork (above the cellar entrances) and obelisks. Sample prints by Hans Vredeman de Vries from Antwerp provided a source of inspiration for this. De Vleeshal was built by Lieven de Key, the town architect, commissioned by the city government, which judging by the finished building had a substantial treasury at the time. It remained a meat hall all the way into the 19th century.
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TripAdvisor
  • Not necessarily well known artists, but interesting choices. Good explanation/context provided, very quiet place.  more »
  • We saw a review about De Hallen and visited for lunch. It was a buzzy atmosphere with a great range of food stalls. Everyone would find something they liked. Surrounding the food hall are other art an...  more »
  • It's quite small. Interesting enough for a wet Sunday. The original building has been lost with all the staircases though the meat hall is intact.  more »
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  • Great for a Dutch musea experience, worth a visit
  • Nice place, friendly people and good expositions
  • An unappealing mix of modern art pieces in a mediocre environment. Seems mainly to attract elderly visitors.
  • Went there on Sunday after noon but just found it closed...
  • Great place, i had an awesome time there. I'm writing a report on a painter who lives there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!