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Frans Hals Museum

The Frans Hals Museum is a municipal museum in Haarlem, Netherlands. The collection is based on the wealthy collection of the city hall itself, including more than a dozen paintings by Frans Hals, for whom it is named, but also contains other interesting Haarlem art from the 15th century up to the present day. The collection moved to the present location in 1913, and the modern collection is located in the two buildings on the town square called the Hallen, for the former occupations of the buildings, the Fish Hall and the Meat Hall. The main collection, including the Frans Hals paintings, is currently located on the Klein Heiligland, across the street from the Haarlem historical museum. Aside from paintings, the collection includes objects relating to Haarlem that have been acquired by donations. Among these are an old 'apotheek' or pharmacy which has been rebuilt in its entirety in one of the alms houses. Several stately rooms saved from torn-down Haarlem houses have been rebuilt and a collection of Haarlem silver saved from various local churches can also be seen. Spread along the corridors are beautiful Dutch tiles along the walls, accompanied by period furniture including clocks, chairs, and chests.

For more information and enquiries please contact Frans Hals Museum, PO box 3365, 2001 DJ Haarlem, Hollands, Tel: 023 - 511 57 75, E-mail:

The Frans Hals Museum
Photograph © Jane023

Museum Haarlem

Museum Haarlem is a city museum located in the center of Haarlem on the Groot Heiligland 47, across from the Frans Hals Museum. It shares the front door with the ABC Architectuurcentrum Haarlem, which is located next door, and with Spaarnestad Photo, located on the upper floor. The museum is open from Tuesday-Saturday from 12:00 to 17:00 and on Sundays from 13:00 to 17:00, and is devoted to presenting and preserving the cultural history of Haarlem and the surrounding region. The museum has a fifteen minute film about the history of Haarlem that is often used by walking tours or other groups. The museum works together with schools and other museums in Haarlem, and often hosts temporary exhibitions on Kennemerland history.

For more information and enquiries please contact Museum Haarlem, Groot Heiligland 47, 2011 EP Haarlem, Tel: (023) 542 24 27, E-mail:

Haarlem Historisch Museum
Photograph © Jane023

Teyler's Museum

Teyler's Museum located in Haarlem, is the oldest museum in the Netherlands. The museum is in the former home of Pieter Teyler van der Hulst (1702–1778). Teyler's Museum displays an eclectic collection of fossils (among which the first ever discovered, if not recognised, of Archaeopteryx), minerals, scientific instruments, medals, coins, and paintings. It is most famous for its extensive collection of old master's prints and drawings, including several works by Michelangelo and Rembrandt. The museum is open six days a week; Tuesdays-Saturday 10:00-17:00, and Sundays 12:00-17:00.

For more information and enquiries please contact Teylers Museum, Spaarne 16, 2011 CH Haarlem, Tel: 023 5160960, E-mail:

Teyler's Museum in Haarlem, on the Spaarne
Photograph © Donaldytong

Museum De Hallen

Museum De Hallen is the name of the exhibition space on the Grote Markt, Haarlem, the Netherlands, where modern and contemporary art is on display in alternating presentations. The emphasis is on contemporary photograph and video presentations, with the focus on Man and society. As an organisation, De Hallen falls under the Frans Hals Museum. De Hallen consists of two different buildings, de Vleeshal and the Verweyhal, each with its own interesting history.

For more information and enquiries please contact Museum De Hallen, Grote Markt 16, Haarlem, Tel: +31 (0)23 511 5775, E-mail:

Entrance to the museum through the middle house between
the Vleeshal and Verweyhal
Photograph © Jane023

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