Frans Hals Museum

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62 Groot Heiligland, Haarlem, Netherlands

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dqfn1 dqfn1
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Acting in the museum.... luckely a schooltrip durig opening hours May 13, 2011
I've visited the Frans Hals Museum with school, during a minor. That's why this visit was ... uhm... not normal or standard. But I am able to describe the museum.

There are tons of paintings and drawings on display, some of them where made by Frans Hals, but other where made by colleagues of him. Colleagues like Jan Steen, Jan van Gooyen Judith Leyster, and Jacob van Ruisdael. I think Jan was a very popular name back then.

Some rooms of the museum are decorated as rooms where at the time, including furniture and flooring. Others are typical museum rooms.

But this museum was founded as a city museum, so there is more to see then just paintings. You'll find furniture and doll houses here as well.

If you want to see famous painters from Haarlem, or the history of Haarlem this is an absolute must see. But remember, this museum seems to be a bit standard, like most historical museums.
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WalterC WalterC
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Nice museum on the Golden Age Mar 12, 2010
A bit of a walk from the main square, the Frans Hal Museum is located down on what looks like a residential street, and not clearly marked. Following the signs seem to take the long way, going around the block. When looking at a map, there is a shorter way to get there, going down a narrow street.

The Frans Hal Museum is an art museum that contains the works of the Dutch artist, and native to Haarlem. But it also has works of other artists from the Golden Age, mainly of scenes in Haarlem. There is also an exhibition “Haarlem in the 17th century”, showing how life was at that time. And other special exhibitions, including one on a female artist, whose name I don’t recall.

It’s worth checking out if time permits, and probably a must for anyone who is a lover of art from the Golden Age.

Photography is not allowed at all.
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Miranda-Maas Miranda-…
144 reviews
Beautiful Museum in the Historical Center of Haarlem Jun 05, 2009
It's funny that most people visit museums while they're on a trip and not while they're at home. I don't go to museums in the Netherlands a lot either but a little while ago, i saw the Kremer family on tv and when they told about their private collection, i decided i had to go see it. The Kremer collection is a collection of about 50 paintings and drawings from old Dutch masters. 4 of those are of Rembrandt. Usually, this private collection is closed for public but the Kremer family decided to expose their collection in the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem. So we went to this beautiful city to see it and we were not dissapointed by what we saw. The collection is really beautiful, with landscapes, portrets and genrepaintings. Not only the collection is great but also the building of the museum is beautiful. An old Dutch building with original tiles on the walls and a beautiful courtyard. The paintings of Frans Hals in the museum are also worth a visit. In this museum you can really feel an old Dutch atmosphere. I really loved this visit!
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kijs79 kijs79
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Frans Hals Museum May 05, 2008
here is shown the ard of painter Frans Hals!

Internationally famous as a museum of the Dutch Golden Age, the Frans Hals Museum is situated in a picturesque 17th-century building at Groot Heiligland, where hundreds of paintings and craft objects are on alternating display. You can still feel the atmosphere of all those years ago.

The collection has been gradually built up by the city of Haarlem. The Prinsenhof – part of the town hall – actually boasted works of art as early as the 16th century. In the centuries that followed the collection was further enhanced with purchased, loaned, donated and commissioned works. In 1862 a Stedelijk Museum (civic museum) was officially opened in the town hall. It had 123 paintings and a catalogue. Eventually, when lack of space forced the museum to move elsewhere, a former Old Men’s Home at Groot Heiligland was made ready to accommodate it. The ‘Frans Hals Museum’ was opened there in 1913.

For more info look at het website!
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HeatherHop says:
The Frans Hals museum was my favorite museum in Haarlem. You are lucky to live there, it is a beautiful town!
Posted on: Jun 13, 2009

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