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Visitor walking down the street enjoying the Frans Hals Museum podwalk.

Free Frans Hals podwalk

Free podwalk on the world-famous painter Frans Hals


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Frans Hals Museum



Free Podwalk

Get to know the 17th-century Haarlem master painter Frans Hals on a stroll through the city and walk in his footsteps as you follow the podwalk audio tour. Where did he live? Where did he work? Who were his patrons? What was his life like in Haarlem? Why are his portraits and other paintings of people so full of life and movement?

Visitor scanning the QR code for the podwalk on the folder.

The podwalk starts at the Frans Hals Museum and guides you to St.-Bavokerk church (where Frans Hals is buried) on Grote Markt square. Next, you'll go to Haarlem City Hall and then the Oude Doelen on Gasthuisstraat (in the 17th century, this building housed the civic guard militia, the subject of Frans Hals’s world-famous civic guard portraits).

Visitor scanning the podwalk QR code on the wall of the Frans Hals Museum hall.

Dutch actress and presenter Monic Hendrickx recorded the Dutch version of the podwalk. An English version is also available. Use the QR code* below to listen to the podwalk on your mobile phone.

*Access the podwalk by scanning the QR code with your phone. Alternatively, click the button below.

A transcript of the podwalk is also available. To view the transcript, select a stopping point during the walk and then select the book icon.

QR-code podwalk


Groot Heiligland 62, Haarlem

Open Tuesday – Sunday
11 AM – 5 PM


Grote Markt 16, Haarlem

Temporary modern and contemporary art exhibition

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