Interested in Dutch art, culture, history or science? Here’s a list of some of the most visited and interesting museums in Haarlem that both expats and tourists should visit.
Museums in Haarlem
Frans Hals Museum
Groot Heiligland 62, 2011 ES Haarlem
The Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem focuses on the works of the 17th-century portrait painter Frans Hals and his contemporaries. Alongside this, the museum has a collection of contemporary art from the 20th and 21st centuries by cutting-edge artists. The Frans Hals Museum is one museum at two locations: "The Hof", which is intimate and "The Hal", which is in a more bustling place, situated at the Grote Markt.
Spaarne 16, 2011 CH Haarlem
Teylers Museum is the oldest museum in the Netherlands, which has been open to the public since 1784. Furthermore, it's the best-preserved public arts and science building on earth. Its permanent collection comprises fossils, historic instruments for generating electricity and paintings by artists like Rembrandt, Michelangelo and Raphael. It even has some dinosaur fossils!