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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
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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"changing exhibitions"
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"love photography"
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"keen photographer"
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"interesting exhibition"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The exhibits in this gallery change regularly. i visited in April 2018. There were 3 exhibitions on. The Seydou Keita photographs are outstanding. clashing textures and beautiful faces. The gallery itself is well organized and the staff very friendly

Thank nikiidsee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Till the 15th of April Foam presents beautiful and impressive photos by Lucas Foglia on Human Nature. Very interesting!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe it was disappointing because i am not the biggest fan of photography. But i had expected more. There was no audio tour nor map so it was difficult to navigate eventhough its a small museum.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited both these photography museums in the same day. We thought this one was better. Cost 11 euros each entry. Had exhibitions on many different levels. A good exhibition of documentary photography. Recommended.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

As an amateur photogtapher, I try to see photo exhibits at home and wherever I travel. I very much looked forward to our visit. They had an exhibit by Jacob Riis which was interesting but lacked content to help tell the story of turn of...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We like FOAM. Housed along the pretty Keizergracht canal, this is a small museum that is easy to see in a reasonable amount of time. FOAM offers rotating exhibits of contemporary photography which can be refreshing in a city with vast collections of Old Masters....More

Thank JimL_RedMaps
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Foam is an independent innovative photography museum in Amsterdam. The museum actively supports new artists and publishes books and periodicals facilitating art discourse. The museum has new exhibits very frequently so there is alwaysto see somtething new.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

A challenge to review something when you know that the exhibits will change on a regular basis. I was lucky enough to visit when showing Lucas Folglia, human Nature was on, I loved it, beautiful photos, displayed well, and narrated very well. Kept me focused...More

Thank cgmoo
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Loved the exhibit, “Human Nature”. Well done gallery and a great place to escape the cold for a bit. No need to plan a whole day, can move through fairly quickly. Out in an hour if you’d like.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

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
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Traveller199i
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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.
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