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Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam

Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 551 6500
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Foam enables people all over the world to experience and enjoy photography, whether it's at our museum in Amsterdam, on the website, via Foam Magazine or in our Editions Gallery.Completed in 1716, the building where Foam is situated - Keizersgracht 609 - first operated as a warehouse. In 2002 it became Foam and has since been a hotspot for photography lovers.Foam nurtures and shows upcoming artists in combination with exhibitions of well known photographers and historical work. It has a gallery, library, bookshop and cafe.
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  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 551 6500
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, I was high on magic mushrooms there and it was probably the most amazing day I've had through my entire trip. Highly recommend attending high

Thank Natalie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great exhibitions, always interesting! The building is beautifully situated on the canal and their museumshop is worth a good browse! You’ll have a great time!

Thank Gigi G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With constantly changing exhibitions, this is a museum that deserves a more regular visit. At the time of my visit there were three excellent exhibitions, all deserving of time and attention!

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Small photography museum on a beautiful location in the center of Amsterdam. It looks smaller from the outside than insite. This museum always has good exhibitions of new wonderful artists and also artists not alive anymore but left a great collection photo's from the period...More

Thank PaulinevdB1
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little gem of a photography museum. We enjoyed the André Kertész exhibit during our visit. It was a very well curated and presented exhibition with an impressive number of works shown. The museum is small but with a nice flow and...More

Thank artzero
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Really love this place. Very cool work shown, Kertesz exhibition is AMAZING. Intesting insight when comparing his work to a contemporary photographer on the lower level. If you need to explain your work. You've failed.

Thank Carltonsw
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Whilst only in Amsterdam for a short while, and as a photographer myself we decided to miss a few of the bigger museums and go to ones we were intrigued by the exhibitions. I was aware of both FOAM and Reflex (we visited for Roger...More

Thank Amber B
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Every time I come to Amsterdam I make point of visiting FOAM. The gallery never fails to show interesting and thought provoking exhibitions. There is plenty of space so you can move around even when busy, although my last couple of visits seem to coincided...More

Thank Hotel_TravellerUk
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

This museum was average for what I expect of a Dutch photography museum. It was small but had quite a lot on display. If you have time to kill I'd recommend but wouldn't make it my go to place in Amsterdam on a time crunch.

Thank hooligan36
Reviewed 7 December 2017

great museum for photography lovers,and a place that not crowded and intended to specific audience and not a "must" point for everybody

Thank asher501
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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27 April 2016|
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Response from Jana K | Reviewed this property |
I'd recommend 1-2 hours, depending on how big an art enthusiast you are.