Frans Hals exhibition at the Rijksmuseum 2024

From 16 February to 9 June 2024 the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam presents Frans Hals, an exhibition featuring 50 works of one of the most innovative Dutch artists of the 17th century.

Frans Hals Exhibition in Amsterdam – key paintings

Frans Hals exhibition in Amsterdam presents an exclusive collection of some 50 (out of 200 known paintings) of the Dutch master’s greatest works.

Many of the paintings are loaned from top international collections. For example, Frans Hals’s most celebrated painting, The Laughing Cavalier (1624), returns to the Netherlands for the first time in more than 150 years. It will arrive in Amsterdam from the Wallace Collection in London, where it has been on display since 1870.

Frans Hals, Luitspeler, ca. 1623. Musée du Louvre, exhibition at the Rijksmusum in Amsterdam 2024

Image: Frans Hals, Luitspeler, ca. 1623. Musée du Louvre

The Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem is lending four of his paintings. The Banquet of the Officers of the St George Civic Guard (1616, Frans Hals Museum) will leave Haarlem for the first time.

Other famous paintings on display in Amsterdam include:

  • Portrait of Catharina Hooft with her Nurse (1619/20) and Malle Babbe (1640, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin)
  • Family Group in a Landscape (1646, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bomemisza, Madrid)
  • Fruit and Vegetable Seller (1630, private collection)
  • Fisher boy (1630, private collection)
  • The Lute Player (1623, Musée du Louvre, Paris)
  • Laughing Boy (1625, the Mauritshuis, The Hague).
Tickets to the Rijksmuseum

Tickets to the Rijksmuseum can be booked online:

In 2023 the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam was hosting the largest exhibitions of Johannes Vermeer. The exhibition was on for almost 4 months – from 10 February until 4 June 2023 – but the tickets were sold out just after the opening. We expect the Frans Hals exhibition also to be a big success. Therefore we highly recommend booking your tickets in advance.

About Frans Hals

Frans Hals (Antwerp 1582/1584 – Haarlem 1666) is one of the most innovative Dutch masters of the 17th century. His unique style and technique earned him a reputation as a virtuoso, a status equalled to Rembrandt in the Netherlands or Velázquez in Spain. He was also an in-demand portraitist among the wealthy people of Haarlem and other cities in the Netherlands.

Frans Hals experience

Make your Frans Hals experience complete by visiting the city of Haarlem, where the artist lived, worked and died. Haarlem, a city 15-minute train ride from Amsterdam, is home to the Frans Hals Museum and the St. Bavo church where Frans Hals was buried.

Frans Hals Museum Haarlem

Photos: Frans Hals museum in Haarlem

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