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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 4 days ago

I recommend a visit to Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam! The museum has a nice spot in the centre of the city and it is on walking distance from other museums and public transport is right around the corner. Every time I've been to Foam there were...More

Thank Iris Neline K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small museum with a great collection of photographs, FOAM is housed in a typical Amsterdam building in the center of the city. It is easily accessible by foot or by public transportation. The curators have chosen subjects and photos with a good eye and...More

Thank Hanan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the main exhibit here but the rest just didn't grab us. The layout of the gallery is confusing too and doesn't seem conducive to some of the pieces. I was glad entrance was free with our city pass as I would not have...More

Thank 47SLS
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw an exhibit on Gordon Parks, which was incredible, and an exhibit focused on new photographers, which was also very good. The museum wasn't too crowded, was well laid out (despite - or because of? - nooks and crannies in a repurposed canal house)....More

Thank BkTraveler09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a city like an open air museum where tourists take pictures every 3 seconds, you better take a break from clicking and check in at Foam, Amsterdam's photography museum. Often less crowded than the other famous museums in the city, this is the place...More

Thank DeerDuBois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

FOAM was on my must-do list when I was in Amsterdam, because I'm passionate about photography and the artform that surrounds it. I was surprised of how compact this museum actually is, I imagined it much bigger! But it didn't dissapoint whatsoever! I had to...More

Thank thriftytwo2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go with a purpose; we went especially to see the Gordon Parks exhibition (to 6 Sept) which was both historically and aesthetically interesting. This particular exhibition was well presented in the principal, contemporay exhibition rooms of a narrow canal house. We also saw the works...More

Thank ToursJones
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit transformed our rainy afternoon into an interesting one. At the time of our visit we saw topical exhibitions which combined art with social issues. In particular, the top floor hosted a young Dutch photographer, while the second floor had an exhibition on Gordon...More

Thank MonicaMylord
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is very interesting. The expositions are really good and you can discover somme huge artist and their technics. When I visited it there were a really good exposition on the immigration. The artit shows us how horrible are the lives and the conditions...More

Thank Nathalie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expected more from the exhibits. Not excited with the works presented. It's a nice space, but check what is featured before spending your 11 euros and time.

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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.