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Is it correct that the Frans Hals Museum has two locations?

That is correct, the Frans Hals Museum is one museum  at two locations: Hof, situated at Groot Heiligland 62, and Hal, situated at Grote Markt 16. Hof houses our extraordinary collection Dutch masters from the Golden Age and Hal our renewing collection modern and contemporary art.


Is ‘housemaster’ Frans Hals the main purpose of your visit? His works can only be found at location Hof!


Click here to learn more about the Frans Hals Museum, its history and buildings.

What is there to see in the museum? What is on view at the museum?

Although the museum proudly carries the name of the most famous artist from Haarlem, the museum offers more than works by Frans Hals alone. The Frans Hals Museum offers three different types of art in terms of programming: old masters, contemporary art and a combination of the two (fusion). Our starting-point is the transhistoric: the connectedness of art throughout the ages.


Both locations of the museum offer alternating exhibitions throughout the year. Do you want to know what’s on view now? Click here to see our calendar.

How much does a ticket cost?

Adults                                                   €16,00
19 t/m 24 years old, CJP                    €8,00
Under 19                                              Free
Groups (from 10 people)                  €13,00
Vrienden/Beminnaers/Roemers        Free
Museumkaart/ICOM kaart/              Free
BankGiro Loterij VIP-Kaart/
Vereniging Rembrandt/Holland
Pass/iAmsterdam City Card/


Every museum visitor must be able to show a valid admission ticket, even if they have free admission. Remember to bring your (valid) discount card with you to both locations: it will be checked at the entrance. If you are under the age of 19, proof of identity may be requested.


For some exhibitions, visitors may be required to pay a surcharge.

How can I buy a ticket?

Tickets are available online and at the cash desk of both museums. To order your tickets online, please click here.

Do I need separate tickets for both museums?

No, you don’t. Your ticket is valid for a visit to both locations of the Frans Hals Museum.

How long is an admission ticket valid for?

It may be possible that after a long visit to the Hof location, you don’t have enough time to visit Hal as well (or vice versa). That’s why your ticket is valid for a period of one week from the date of purchase. Please note: you can visit both locations only once with the same ticket.

Are (online) tickets refundable?

No, (online) purchased tickets are non-refundable. Alteration of your reservation is not possible. Do you have questions about your online ticket? Please contact

Can I make a group reservation?

Yes, that is possible. We really appreciate knowing in advance if a party of 10 people or more are coming to visit. Please inform us of  your forthcoming visit by contacting us via e-mail: And please don’t forget to let us know if you’ll be accompanied by a guide.


For more information about groups and tour operators, please click here.

Do you offer guided tours?

Yes, we do. We have a group of experienced, well-educated and, above all, lovely museum lecturers ready to take you through the museum. They know about old, modern and contemporary art and are curious to find out what your thoughts and opinions are.


Please click here for more information.

Is it possible to purchase a Museumkaart at the Frans Hal Museum?

Yes, that is possible. You can purchase a Museumcard at the cash desk of both museum locations. With your new Museumcard you can enter the Frans Hals Museum right away.

What are the opening hours of the museum?

For both locations the following opening hours apply:


  • Monday                                     Closed
  • Tuesday – Saturday                 11 am – 5 pm
  • Sundays and holidays*            12 am – 5 pm


* We are open on Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Kingsday (27 April), Liberation Day (5 May), Ascension Day, Pentecost, Whit Monday and Boxing Day (26 December).
We are closed on Christmas Day (25 December) and New Year’s day (1 January).

How do I get to the museum?

Location Hof is situated at Groot Heiligland 62, Location Hal at Grote Markt 16. These locations are a 7-minute, scenic walk away from each other. Please click here to see a map with directions.


Accessibility by car
Car parks ‘Houtplein’ and ‘De Kamp’ are both within 5 minutes walking distance from the Hof location. Car park ‘De Appelaar’ is a 3-minute walk from the Hal location.


Accessibility by bus
Location Hof (from train station Haarlem)

  • Bus 3: get off at bus stop ‘Frans Hals Museum’.
  • Bus 2, 73 and 300: get off at bus stop ‘Verwulft’. From there it’s a 4-minute walk via ‘Gedempte Oude Gracht’.
  • Intercity buses 50, 80, 340, 356, 346: get off at bus stop ‘Tempelierstraat’. From here it’s a 5-minute walk via ‘Houtplein’, ‘Grote Houtbrug’ and ‘Gasthuisvest’.

Location Hal

  • Bus 2, 3 and 73: get off at bus stop ‘Nassaulaan’, walk via ‘Zijlstraat’.
  • Bus 300: get off at bus stop ‘Verwulft’. From here it’s a 3-minute walk via ‘Grote Houtstraat’.
  • Intercity buses 50, 80, 340, 356, 346: get off at bus stop ‘Tempelierstraat’. From here it’s a 10-minute walk via ‘Houtplein’ and ‘Grote Houtstraat’.


Accessibility by foot
Location Hal
A 13-minute walk from Haarlem railway station. Upon leaving the station, head in the direction of the city centre, walking down Kruisweg and Kruisstraat, and through Barteljorisstraat until you reach the city’s central square, Grote Markt.

Location Hof
A 7-minute walk from our Hal location on Grote Markt. Walk down Grote Houtstraat until you reach the junction with Gedempte Oude Gracht. Turn left at the traffic lights, and take the third street on the right, Groot Heiligland.

Are there any special facilities for:

Disabled visitors
The building of the Hof location is ground floured and is therefore for the most part wheelchair accessible. However, there are three rooms that unfortunately can only be accessed via a small step and thus is not accessible for wheelchair users.
Location Hal is also for the most part wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately the third floor cannot be reached with an elevator and is therefore not accessible for wheelchair users.

At both locations we have a (limited) number of wheelchairs available for use. If you want to reserve one, please call: +31 (0)23-5115775.


Visitors who are unable to move around the museum independently may bring a companion to assist them. The companion may enter the museum free of charge but must obtain a free ticket from the ticket desk. We reserve the right to require companions to present a companion pass upon request.


Blind and visually impaired visitors
Guide and assistance dogs are allowed to bring inside the museum. Other animals are not allowed.


Young children
Baby strollers are allowed inside the museum, backpack carriers are not. At the Hof location there is a changing room available.


What can I bring inside the museum?

For the safekeeping of the collection, we ask you to store lager bags, like backpacks and shoulder bags, in one of our free lockers. Smaller bags are allowed to bring inside the museum if carried in front of the body. There is also a cloakroom available.


Please note that the consumption of food and drinks is not allowed inside the museum.


The full version of the Visitor Terms & Conditions can be found here.

Do you have Wi-Fi in the museum?

Yes, we have free Wi-Fi.

Can I take pictures inside the museum?

Frans Hals is happy to allow photography, but only without a flash. For professional use (for example with artificial light and a tripod), please contact us first via Frans is very social, so please feel free to share your favourite photos, especially on social media!

Do you have a museum shop?

Yes, both locations have a shop. In Hall we have a small shop with mainly books, while Hof has a more extensive shop. The opening hours of the shops are same as those of the museum. You don’t need a ticket to come and take a look inside our stores!

Do you have a museum café?

Only the Hof location has a museum café. Here you can enjoy a great cup of coffee, delicious sandwiches and cakes and great-tasting drinks. The café opens at the same time as the museum, but closes half an hour earlier. You don’t need an admission ticket to enjoy our museum café!



Do you have audio tours?

Currently only at our Hal location (and only in Dutch). We are working hard on developing new audio tours that tie in with current exhibitions, both in Hof and Hal. When finished, the audio tours will be available for free, in both Dutch and English.

Can I make a private reservation in the museum?

Are you looking for a special location to host your business meeting, reception or party? Or do you want to rent a lecture room? We are more than happy to welcome you and your guests at our museum. For the possibilities and costs, please contact us via

How can I support the Frans Hals Museum?

We are very grateful for your kindness and can always use your help. There are various possibilities for supporting us, which you can find out more about by clicking here.

How can I request images in high resolution?

At the press page you can download a presskit for each exhibition. These contain the images from the exhibition that have been approved for use by the press. Do you want to request other images? Please send an e-mail to

How can I request a loan?

All the information about loan requests can be found here.

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Frans Hals

Koos Breukel

Jan van Scorel

Guido van der Werve

Maerten van Heemskerck

Drag & drop if you like

or dislike it

Go on! Drag me around!

Are you sure?!

I don't like him aswell

He doesn't like you I'm afraid

Meet at Frans Hals!

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Game 2 of 3