Look, compare and discover

Thanks to a special loan from the Rijksmuseum, Gunmen from District XI under the leadership of Captain Reynier Reael - better known as De Magere Compagnie (The Skinny Company) - is coming to the Frans Hals Museum Haarlem.

On the basis of current knowledge and the latest research techniques, you can explore all of Frans Hals' guardsman pieces. How was Hals' development as a painter reflected in his various civic guard paintings? Who is in the works and what kind of people were they? As a Haarlemmer, why was Hals given the exceptional assignment for De Magere Compagnie and what was the real reason behind why he did not finish the work? This exhibition challenges you to look differently so that you will see more!