As you enter, they have you go through the gift shop, which is lovely. It overlooks the hofje (a courtyard garden).
life is short.......
art comes in many forms....not just paintings:
It was fun to see Haarlem depicted in old paintings and be able to compare it to today's life in Haarlem! (please excuse my shadow in some of the photos, there was no way to avoid it!)
The Capture of Damietta depicted:
(taken from http://www.haarlemmarketing.co.uk/about-haarlem/history/monuments.html#anchor6596)
Grote or St. Bavokerk (St Bavo’s Church)