Ruisdael – Berckheyde – Van Goyen
The city of Haarlem has been a favourite subject among artists for centuries. In the 17th century, these views of the city, with St Bavo’s church towering on the horizon, were so popular, they even had a special name: ‘Haarlempjes’. These panoramas and city scenes are featured in this first exhibition dedicated to the 17th-century depiction of Haarlem.
Views of Haarlem is a public declaration of the Frans Hals Museum’s love for Haarlem and the surrounding country as portrayed by leading artists such as Jacob van Ruisdael, Jan van Goyen, Gerrit Berckheyde and many others.
Experience the attraction the city of Haarlem exercised then and now. Discover how the landscape and the city have changed and take home a new vision of Haarlem.
Simultaneously with the exhibition in the Frans Hals Museum, ABC Architecture Center is hosting the exhibition Views of Haarlem sand – water – fortress – city about the urban development of Haarlem. The paintings by the 17th-century painters from the exhibition in the Frans Hals Museum are the starting point. More information architecturehaarlem.nl
Share your view of Haarlem and who knows, your photo may soon be seen in the exhibition. Enter the photo competition via franshalsmuseum.nl/yourview
An experienced guide from the Frans Hals Museum will show you around masterpieces from the Views of Haarlem exhibition and from the museum’s permanent collection.
During the school holidays you can participate in special activities for children based on the exhibition. Discover more about the city of Haarlem and each other with the family tour or put yourself in a cityscape during the creative photo workshop.