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Haarlem, located to almost 25 kilometers of Amsterdam, was residence of Frans Hals, extraordinary retratista impresionist that although born in Antwerp around 1582, Belgium, all their life lived here practically after mudar in 1585, with hardly 3 years, and to remain until its death. Haarlem still today pays tribute to him in the museum that takes its name, the Museum Frans Hals, and that is one of the visited points more of the city.

Frans Hals

The directors and the directors of the asylum of old (Frans Hals, 1664)

Founded on the residence of old where Frans Hals died in 1666, (joint of small houses constructed 60 years before this event), this Museum that autodenomina “Museum of the Century of Gold?, was released as so in 1913 and it allows us to admire, aside from the work of this flamenco painter and other artists coming from the impressionism and of the expresionismo of the call “School of Haarlem? such as Hans Memling, Jan Mandijn or Maerten Jacobsz van Heemskerck, besides a great variety of old furniture and pieces of jewelry, sculpture and ceramics. On the other hand, and like peculiar data, it lodges between his walls an exact retort of a house of wrists and a pharmacy, both of century XVIII.

Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem

Interior of the Museum Frans Hals

If you want to visit it, it then takes note is not difficult to arrive until him: one is on foot to about 15 minutes from the station of train and in direction towards downtown. Also you can arrive if takings easily line 73 of bus that leaves from the station. The direction is:

- Frans Halsmuseum, P.O.Box 3365, 2001 DJ Haarlem

As far as the schedules of opening to the public they are the following:

- Of Tuesday to Saturday: of 11:00 to 17:00.

- Festive Sundays and: of 12:00 to 17:00.

- Closed Mondays and days 25 of December and 1 of January.

Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem

Entrance of the Museum Frans Hals

As far as the price of the entrances:

- Of 0 to 18 years: gratuitous entrance.

- Of 18 to 24 years: 3,75 €

- Of 24 years in future: 7,25 €

- If you go in group: 5,25 € each.

- If you own the card of the museum: gratuitous entrance.

* In the case of exhibitions or special events it is possible that you must pay a 2.50 surcharge of €.

If you want major information, pásate by its Web.

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