Frans Hals Museum

Frans Hals Museum information

Location
Haarlem , The Netherlands
Address
Groot Heiligland 62
More information
www.franshalsmuseum.nl
Prices
adult/child €7.50/free
Opening hours
11am-5pm Tue-Sat, noon-5pm Sun
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A short stroll south of Grote Markt, the Frans Hals Museum is a must for anyone interested in the Dutch Masters. Kept in a poorhouse where Hals spent his final years, the collection focuses on the 17th-century Haarlem School; its pride and joy are eight group portraits of the Civic Guard that reveal Hals’ exceptional attention to mood and psychological tone. Look out for works by other greats such as Pieter Bruegel the Younger, and Jacob van Ruysdael. Among the museum’s other treasures are the works of Hals’ teacher, Flemish artist Carel van Mander: stunning illustrations of the human anatomy, all ceiling-high with biblical and mythological references.