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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  • 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.
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  • 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?..
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  • 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;-)
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  • We LOVED the Frans Hals Museum. They recently updated many sections to incorporate the classic art with modern pieces. The juxtaposition opened up new ways to view both styles and was captivating. They also had a do-your-own self portrait exhibit which I enjoyed very much.
  • Delightful, intimate and quirky displays of art that possibly best displays the expressiveness of its human subjects along with comments by the curators of each room and exhibit as well as a number of modern works that derived their inspiration from the Hals pieces and others. Fascinating way to present art and one that more people can relate to, including younger students.
  • Nice museum, but we were with kids from school. They toured us with the class and had special stories for kids. But honestly not enough activity for kids.
  • Frans Hals museum has really rich collections..... I like it veey much especially the route of visiting all art works..... There is always friendly guide to help you ans even explain you about their collection...must visit here......don't miss the inner Garden
  • Wonderful display the painting of the artist. His paintings are excellent and Rembrandtesque. I have never heard of his name before and look at his paintingbthe first time I thought that it was Rembrandt! There were excellent bouquets of spring flowers display during my soring time visit too.
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