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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  • De Vishal is a small Hall where various small exhibitions take place. It is a former Fish Market! It is actually built against the big church of St Bavo (Sint-Bavokerk).  more »
  • I've been there in October 2018 to visit the church, remarkable for its stone graves pavement, and the orga that Mozart played at. But i've been more intrigued by the Art exhibition which presented so...  more »
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