The Frans Hals Museum and De Hallen Haarlem have come together to form the renewed Frans Hals Museum as of 30 March 2018: one museum at two locations. Where old meets new.
Historical works hang alongside contemporary installations, and the Golden Age sits alongside the modern day. The meeting of Old Masters and contemporary art lets you look in a different way and see more.
A hotspot of culture, a medley of architecture
The Frans Hals Museum is divided over two locations: Hof and Hal. They are within a short and scenic walk from each other, through historic Haarlem.
Hal is a hotspot of culture on Haarlem’s Grote Markt. But it is also a medley of beautiful architecture as it comprises three different buildings, each from a different century: the Vleeshal (‘Meat Hall’), Vishuisje (‘Fish House’) and Verweyhal (‘Verwey Hall’). An imminent renovation will result in the harmonious integration of all three buildings.
The Transhistorical Musuem
Transhistorical exhibitions and collection-arrangements are an important theme at the Frans Hals Museum. The recent merger of the Frans Hals Museum and De Hallen Haarlem into one museum is partly inspired by the transhistorical project. Our visitors will therefore increasingly be surprised with combinations of old and new art, both at Hof and at Hal.