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Museums in Haarlem

Haarlem has some interesting museums. Below you find a selection of the best known.

Teylers Museum

Teylers Museum, is the Netherlands' first and oldest museum, open to the public since 1784.
Unique to this museum is the historical presentation of its collections, largely unchanged since the late 18th and 19th centuries. As a whole, the building and the collections are a monument to two centuries of cultural history. The 18th-century ensemble is wholly unique.
A visit to Teylers Museum is a like voyage through time, a voyage of discovery in the world of art and science. A stroll through the museum takes you from fossils and minerals to prints and drawings and paintings, from scientific instruments to coins and medals.m te bewerken.

Visiting Address
Teylers Museum
2011CH Haarlem
The Netherlands
T +31 (0)23-5319010
F +31 (0)23-5342004

Opening hours
Tuesday till Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays and public holidays 12 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Corrie ten Boom museum

Corrie ten Boom Museum - The hiding place
The home of Corrie ten Boom is now a museum!  It is perfectly situated in the center of the beautiful old city of Haarlem, Holland.  (Haarlem is a 15 minute train ride west of Amsterdam.)  Much of the house has been refurbished to appear as it did in the 1940's.  Visitors can see the actual "hiding place,"  which is a small area behind a false wall in Corrie's bedroom.  This is where Jews and others were safely hidden from the Nazis.  The museum also contains a book shop.  The Corrie ten Boom House is located at 19 Barteljorisstraat, Haarlem.

Guided tours of the Corrie ten Boom House are given Tuesdays through Saturdays:

  • from April 1 through October 31
    Tuesday through Saturday starting at 10 AM (10:00)* with the last tour at 3:30 PM (15:30)*

  • from November 1 through March 31
    Tuesday through Saturday starting at 11 AM (11:00)* with the last tour at 2:30 PM (14:30)*

Frans Hals Museum

Frans Hals Museum - Old Masters in the Frans Hals Museum The Frans Hals Museum boasts the largest collection of paintings by Frans Hals in the world. In addition to paintings by Hals, the museum has work by his predecessors and his contemporaries. Furniture, ceramics, glass and silver are also on display.
The earliest paintings date from the 16th century. They are primarily biblical depictions. Around 1590 Haarlem became the middle point of a new style, Mannerism. Typical of this style are masterfully painted figures in contorted poses.
In the 17th century, Haarlem was a powerful and prosperous city and a centre of art and culture. The painters of the Golden Age concentrated on everyday subjects: landscapes, genre scenes, portraits, still lifes and city views.
Frans Hals, the most famous Haarlem painter of the Golden Age, specialised in portraits. He painted in a very assured and deft style. The Frans Hals Museum owns five large civic guard pieces by him.

Address Frans Hals Museum Groot Heiligland 62 2011 ES Haarlem P.O.Box 3365 2001 DJ Haarlem +31 23 5115775

Opening hours Opening hours Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays and public holidays 12 noon - 5 p.m. 
Closed on 22 March, 25, 31 December and 1 January.


Dolhuys - Psychiatry is everywhere
Psychiatry is a lively topic. One in four Dutch people are affected by a mental problem. This does not mean we are any crazier than the rest of the world. We all know someone affected by depression, burnout or Alzheimer’s. Thanks to mental health care taking up a more prominent position in society, people with psychiatric problems have become a more noticeable presence in everyday life. Yet still not enough is known about psychiatry and people with psychiatric problems often face prejudice. We would like to encourage our visitors to think about the boundary between crazy and normal and question the representations of ‘madness’.

Experience the world of madness in the Dolhuys. Meet madmen and lunatics, or clients as they are known today, in our interactive museum and find out how the Netherlands has dealt with madness throughout the centuries.

A printed guide is available in German, English and French.

De Hallen

De Hallen Haarlem
De Hallen Haarlem is the museum for modern and contemporary art in Haarlem.
Three times per year De Hallen Haarlem organises a cluster of exhibitions dealing with current developments in the visual arts. In them the museum offers a platform for artists from The Netherlands and other countries, with the accent on photography and video art.
The large annual summer exhibition at De Hallen Haarlem draws from its own collection of classic modern art and provides viewing pleasure for a wide audience.
De Hallen Haarlem is part of the Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem foundation.

Visiting address:
Grote Markt 16, Haarlem
 T +31 (0)23 - 511 5775

Opening hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 11.00 - 17.00
Sundays and bank holidays 12.00 - 17.00
Easter Monday (9 April) and Whit Monday (28 May) the museum will be open from 12.00 - 17.00
Closed on Queens Day (April 30), Christmas Day and New Year’s Day