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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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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

An amazing place. The exhibitions that take place are from well known artists and not only. At the exhibition shop you can find the FOAM publications and posters.

Thank NikolPar
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I has high expectations of this museum which did not materialise. There was an interesting non-permanent exhibit on at the time in relation to Refugees in Europe but, other than this, I could find little else of real interest. Museum entry was covered by the...More

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This museum is a must for anybody with a passion for photography. Always has great exhibitions on which are beautifully laid out. Must see for all art enthusiasts.

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Beautiful museum with lot of Helmut Newton pictures. Beautiful collection and wel displayed. Worth visiting!

Thank vrancken2015
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The museum is quite small, and we visited during the period where they have/had Helmut Newton on display - so it was basically just rooms of black/white-photographs of half-naked and naked people. I was expecting way more! Hopefully their next exhibition will be better. :-)

Thank Kerstin W
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I love photography and therefore my comment may not help that much. However I find this museum one of the top places in Amsterdam, together with the Van Gogh. I may only suggest to check the website to see what exhibition they have on. The...More

Thank Stef_TravelPhotog
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Loved this photography museum. Beautiful work and interesting exhibits. Also right across from Museum Van Loom so very convenient.

Thank SMB2127
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We visited this museum to see the Helmut Newton exhibition. Very happy we did so as there are a large number of his images on display. Great exhibition and lovely venue.

Thank ChrissieB027
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The museum was beautifully arranged, the block colours on the walls and the layout of the exhibit were lovely. Had a very good experience.

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

FOAM is completely dedicated to the Helmut Newton exhibit. His life's work completely fills the museum. Well worth a couple hours of time to thorough view his work. Helmut Newton's work will be easily recognizable by anyone associated with Fashion. Yet, his famous portraits taken...More

Thank Paul L
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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.