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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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Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 551 6500
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

I was very excited about going to this museum as I am a keen photographer. The Calais refugee photos were very confronting and though provoking. The Disfarmer stuff was interesting from an historical perspective, but as my friend said to me Sotto voice, these must...More

Thank leonemoff
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The cool thing about FOAM is that it's in the citycenter and quite compact, you can easily fit a visit in your schedule as a nice change from shopping or sightseeing. I have seen very interesting exhibitions and some of less interest for me personally....More

Reviewed 28 May 2016

When we were there in May, the main feature was large scale color photos of the Calais refuge camps at head of the French-side Chunnel. Beautiful and hard to look at at the same time. The other installation was American b&w prints from rural Arkansas...More

Thank FYICharleston
Reviewed 26 May 2016

This was my first time visiting a museum dedicated to photography and we thoroughly enjoyed the exhibit. I thought that the Jungle to City exhibit was a real eye-opener and leaves you thinking about doing some soul searching.

Thank Bhavna M
Reviewed 22 May 2016

There is an entrance fee. A mixture of modern and vintage images on display. I would not put this museum on top of my list of places to visit. Interesting images for photography enthusiasts.

Thank Moses P
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Whoever is interested in photography should spent some time here. Depending on the current exhibition you will have lot of opportunities to let your mind flow and get to some human stories worth thinking about. Sure, my personal luck was to see the Disfarmer and...More

Thank JeanDoe30453
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This was my first visit to FOAM but definitely not the last one! Not only is it a pleasure to spend time in this building which is as old outside as it is modern inside. We also saw one of the most awesome exhibitions (Henk...More

Thank C S
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This museum is my favourite photography place to go to. Depending on the expo off course, you can see stunning work from world famous artists. Seeing the Diana photo's from Mario Testino at billboard size or looking at Araki his roof top shots, it is...More

Thank Marjoleine_11
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Being a holder of the Museumkaart (which is amazing value) we get to visit all the big attraction museums Amsterdam has to offer as well as the smaller ones that aren't on our must see. The FOAM is a small and and very interesting museum,...More

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Calls itself a museum but you are paying to visit a gallery with a very limited display of photographs. The two collections on show when we went were far from outstanding. I visited their show room where numerous photographs were for sale and were highly...More

Thank roget_11
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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.