Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
(4.5/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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. Our Haarlem trip builder makes visiting Frans Hals Museum and other Haarlem attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Beautiful permanent collection and also interesting changing Collections. Walking around with audio guide goes fine, use a ' real ' Guide is advisable if you are with a small and private group. Price is very reasonable.
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  • Large Provincial Museum, if you are a lover and connoisseur of Dutch art go here. For non-prepared visitor skuchnovat Museum.
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  • We visited the Frans Hals Museum because it was included in our ‘Museum Card’. Otherwise we wouldn’t have bothered paying 12.50 euro for what seems, after all, a minor museum. The site is very picture...  more »
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  • Great must see place for the lovers of the old Dutch art and masters. Nicely situated in an old and equally typical area of the beautiful city of Haarlem. You won't regret it.
  • Really nice place. Bigger than I expected. Some top class exhibits. Well worth a visit
  • A great museum in great surroundings. Don't let the name fool you, there are loads of other artists on display here. The building itself is magical and the art is simply stunning.
  • A delightful little museum in pretty Haarlem. This made a nice quick trip out of Amsterdam to try to see a bit more of the Netherlands. Very enjoyable indeed with some interesting art.
  • Nice gallery, it was very quite even at peak times. Garden in courtyard was very pretty and peaceful, cafe is good too. Free audio guide was very informative.