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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  • The Frans Hals museum is divided into two parts: a part in the main market square with modern art and a part dedicated to Frans Hals and his contemporaries. Are you in Haarlem, then you should actually do to this museum. On one of the two locations do you buy your card, where you then can at the other location also inside. The venues are a few hundred metres apart. Museums are decorated with care and not very large, making a visit not immediately have to take a whole day.
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  • The exhibition Frans Hals and the moderns is a good opportunity to visit this museum. Of course, the paintings of Neck all particular, the comparison with works by well-known artists like Manet, Courbet and Singer Sargent is extra nice. The way the works are hung, where you can compare is definitely succeeded!
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  • The Museum in Haarlem is a 15 minute train ride from Amsterdam but well worth the trip. We learnt a lot more about Frans Hals and the influence he wielded on Impressionism. The Museum probably housed ...  more »
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  • Very worth while museum to see the old Dutch masters. We were also in a fun portrait painting workshop. The coffeeshopppe inside seemed really nice.
  • Paintings by one of the most inspiring modern artist but from the 17th century :-D A great museum with Hals works presented extremely beautifully. This is my second visit and will definitely return again to bask in Hals genius.
  • Beautiful, and smartly curated museum space dedicated to a great master who was 250 years ahead of his time, and who greatly influenced those who followed in the late 19th Century. The walk from the train station is pleasant and also worth doing. Highly recommend.
  • This is a wonderful museum. I enjoyed looking at the paintings and was filled with wonder by the skill and talent of Frans Hals.
  • Excellent experience viewing the old Dutch master art. Well worth a visit. Harlem is also worth a visit, I liked it better than Amsterdam.
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