Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem

4.4
#1 of 11 in Museums in Haarlem
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 .
Create an itinerary including Frans Hals Museum
map
Frans Hals Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
896 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • Exhibition about humor in the 17th century painting. Beautiful paintings, with concise explanation. Thanks to this explanation, you can see details on the paintings where Yes else would look over it.
    View original
  • The exhibition (5 euro surcharge on entrance) was very nice and. The accompanying texts were fun and gave a good picture of humor in art, especially of the 17th century. I wondering what the English texts around the paintings on the wall mean ... something for the next exhibition?..
    View original
  • We could see only the ground floor, there was an event on the first floor. You miss a large part of the collection, but this is not reported in advance and the entrance fee is the same. Better another museum visits, if you insists;-)
    View original
Google
  • Went to here with my school, after I walked for like 15 minutes in the museum I already came to the end. It is way too small for a real good museum
  • Great exhibit on the art of laughter. Ends soon so see it while you can!
  • Such a fascinating museum. My visit was considerably enhanced by the current show The Global Table. I only realised that silver goblets and other items started to appear in Dutch paintings after early colonialisation had begun. Fascinating!
  • Beautiful museum and definitely worth the effort to visit. Stunning paintings!
  • Nice collections which make you happy. Very decent and friendly staff
Places to stay near Frans Hals Museum

Plan your trip to Haarlem

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Frans Hals Museum by other users

18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, romantic, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Haarlem BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Amsterdam & Rotterdam BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BULGARIA June, culture, relaxing, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Rotterdam, The Hague & Utrecht BY A USER FROM ITALY August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans