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De Vishal, Haarlem

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De Vishal is a historical building dating from 1769 on the Grote Markt in Haarlem, the Netherlands.

It is built up against the St. Bavochurch. As the name Vishal (fish-hall) literally indicates, it was constructed as a hall for selling fish to replace a much more extensive fish market that extended further into the town square and which dated from 1603, the same year as the Vleeshal (meat-hall) across the square. It was originally an open air market in the middle and the roof with skylight was installed in 1899. It functioned as a fish market until 1941. Today it serves as a gallery for temporary exhibitions of modern art.

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  • The building was elegant in its exterior and magnificent. There was a free art demo that you can see the modern art of Netherlands. Just there for some photos taking and experience the sensational... 
    The building was elegant in its exterior and magnificent. There was a free art demo that you can see the modern art of Netherlands. Just there for some photos taking and experience the sensational...  more »
  • When we visited, this small space was showing about 30 modern pieces. My understanding is that the exhibit changes every few months or so. Maybe you will love the pieces featured this month, maybe.....  more
    When we visited, this small space was showing about 30 modern pieces. My understanding is that the exhibit changes every few months or so. Maybe you will love the pieces featured this month, maybe.....  more »
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  • I come to visit regularly, there is always something fascinating inside, great artists, the volunteers are always happy to help and inform (English friendly) and it's even free. Hope this place continue to exist for a long time!
  • Beautiful artwork by local artist, and free to the public.

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