De Hallen


De Hallen is Haarlem’s museum of modern and contemporary art. The art on display at De Hallen Haarlem covers a broad range of works created by the masters of modern art. In addition to this permanent collection, the museum organises three temporary exhibitions each year. These provide a platform for young Dutch and foreign artists who represent the most current developments in modern art.

Modern art

The De Hallen Haarlem collection includes over ten thousand works that together offer a comprehensive overview of pre-WWII, post-WWII and contemporary modern art. The artists in the collection represent a mix of local artists and world-famous modernists, including Piet Mondrian. You will find paintings, sculptures and ceramics but De Hallen has been focusing on photography and motion pictures since 2001.

De Vleeshal

A remarkable building was completed on the Grote Markt early in the 17th century. This building, decorated with countless ornaments and a beautiful stepped gable, was Haarlem’s new ‘vleeshal’ or public fresh meat market. It is a monument in Dutch Renaissance style that today houses De Hallen museum. Its architecture is well worth an extended visit even without the art and workshops offered by the museum.

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