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Museum Haarlem

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Address: Groot Heiligland 47, 2011 EP Haarlem, The Netherlands
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+31 23 542 2427
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 17:00
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Haarlem specials

The fixed exhibit on Haarlem is quite small, but gives a good overview of Haarlems history. But it is the specials you should focus on. Currently (dec 2016) there is an exhibition... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
Haarlem, The Netherlands

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The fixed exhibit on Haarlem is quite small, but gives a good overview of Haarlems history. But it is the specials you should focus on. Currently (dec 2016) there is an exhibition on sports in Haarlem: do check the website for the latest update.

Thank GJK1962-6
Greenville, South Carolina
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407 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. The video that is shown is very interesting and fun. The museum was being re-done when we visited but what was there was worthwhile to see. We recommend a quick visit.

Thank ValGary2014
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Was okay I suppose,not big on these kind of things but was okay for something to do on a rainy day.Nothing special though.

Thank Dominic W
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65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is across the street from the Frans Hals Museum, and it was free since we had a MuseumKart for free access to 400 museums in the Netherlands. We just visisted solely to see the video and it was definielty worth it. Sit int he back row to see the 3D effects. Just ask at the front desk for English.... More 

Thank VisitorfromMaryland
San Francisco, California
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145 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Haarlem is such a beautiful city, and this musuem highlights its history. Definately worth a visit. What makes it less than a 5 star experience is that all the information is in Dutch. To be fair to the musuem, the staff did warn me about this before I paid for my ticket. There is a wonderful exhibit of local artists... More 

1 Thank CookGirl-CA
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1,313 reviews
1,028 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 503 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

A presentation of the cultural history of Haarlem. Which has a super clothing exhibition - but all the commentary was in Dutch which took the shine off it a bit. Worth visiting with the museumkaart, however I would have been a little disappointed if we were paying the full rate.

1 Thank JnVSydney
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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610 reviews
604 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

The permanent collection of this museum covers Haarlem's history, and is quite small. There's a part about justice, with executioners' swords and other justice-related items and depictions, among them the hanging of a mayor or governor (Ripperda). When I visited there was a temporary exhibition about a painter called Verwey. Quite recent paintings.

Hoofddorp, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

We've lived in the area for the past 15 years and today we acted the tourists. We were over the moon to have come here and made us feel very proud of the local heritage we knew nothing about. Lovely

2 Thank Sarah R
Breukelen Ut
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802 reviews
464 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

This museum with a couple of floors used to bear the name 'historic museum Haarlem', but they cut of the 'historic' part, probably to manage expectations. We started of with a movie of nine minutes on the history of Haarlem. The museum staff was very helpful and really part of the whole experience. Very enthusiastic. They told us the movie... More 

1 Thank WorldTravelOne
Ruthin, Wales, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Little museum telling the history of haarlem and its affiliation to water. Volunteers in the museum couldn't be more helpful and clearly love their city. The museum is a credit to them

1 Thank Alwyn J

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