Nederlands Fotomuseum

Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam: Hours, Address, Nederlands Fotomuseum Reviews: 4/5

Nederlands Fotomuseum
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Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
About
The Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam is the leading national museum of photography in the Netherlands. It has an impressive collection of 5.5 million photographic images and exhibits every facet of photography: documentary and experimental, contemporary and historical. In addition to exhibitions featuring major names in Dutch and international photography, the museum regularly presents work from its in-house collection. The collection comprises an important part of the Netherlands’ visual heritage.
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  • Wilhelminaplein • 6 min walk
  • Rijnhaven • 9 min walk
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Nick_PerthAU
Perth, Australia24 contributions
May 2022
This museum does a great job of unpacking the history of photography and the stories behind some of the photos on display - many of which are awesome. Temporary exhibitions (The Verdict - Jan Benning/Christine Boyer) and the interactive AI picture comparison upstairs were great. Made a great decision to spend a couple of hours here. Better than other photo galleries/museums visited recently.
Written 12 May 2022
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Peter H
5 contributions
Mar 2022
As a keen amateur photographer, I found the museum very interesting, full of great images, stretching back to the early days. The 2 special exhibitions were worth seeing too, especially the powerful campaign exhibition in the basement - highlighting the unjust prison sentence of Christina Boyer in USA - pretty shocking miscarriage of justice
Written 13 March 2022
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Μaria El
Rotterdam, The Netherlands16 contributions
Jun 2020
I really enjoyed my visit to this museum! Different exhibitions that are very well placed. I liked that you could take a leaflet in the entrance, explaining each collection quite well, and it made it easy to keep up with what the photographer wanted to capture.
Written 7 July 2020
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Barbara
Lisbon, Portugal12 contributions
Jun 2020
The museum possesses an impressive collection of photographs. I found the photographs from immigrants and The Migrant exhibition (by Anais Lopez) particularly thought-provoking. The Migrant exhibition was very well-conceived and definitely the highlight of my visit.

On a less positive note, I find the price of the museum a bit high for the size of the exhibitions. However I have a museumkaart so that did not affect my experience.
Written 14 June 2020
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Thomas
6 contributions
Apr 2019
Impressive building with several nice exhibitions. Interesting perspective on several subjects. Would visit again!
Written 15 November 2019
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James S
Las Cruces, NM19 contributions
Jul 2019
As you may read in other reviews, there are surprising few photos on display from the permanent collection. The main exhibit, however, "Lust for Life" featuring the photos of Ed van der Elsken, was very well done. This extensive exhibit displayed a lifetime of work from this very impressive world-traveling artist. A particular highlight was the multi-media slideshow downstairs. Totally worth the 15 minutes it takes to view it. Highly recommended!
Written 4 August 2019
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Liekehanna
Rotterdam, The Netherlands144 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Great exhibition of Ed van Elsken's work for Eye Love You. I wish some photos carried more of an explanation with them, but maybe that was part of its charm. Guess that is more subjective. The short movie they showed downstairs was really nice and quite emotional. Great addition to the exhibition. The gift shop was disappointing: too little and undiverse items were sold. The museum is small, so perfect for an 1.5-2h visit.
Written 23 July 2019
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Dear Liekehanna, Thank you for your visit. We hope that you grabbed the booklet, with explanation about the photos. There you can find text how, why and when Ed took pictures. At our gift shop we made limited edition Lust for Life merchandise, but with every review we try to improve ourselfs. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the short movie, with music from the seventies and eighties. We do appreciate your review and hope to see you again.
Written 24 July 2019
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Kittybear1809
Plymouth, UK57 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Great little museum near Wilhelminaplein metro stop. I really liked the Robert Kennedy memorial train exhibition that was on when we visited. Not the biggest of museums, but very well laid out and wonderful photography. Would definitely visit again and is a must for any lover of photography or social history.
Written 9 May 2019
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JGFIELD
London, UK616 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Expected a bigger exhibition of photographs.
There is an exhibition of South American photos and one of Robert Kennedy’s death train . Felt the entrance fee 14 euros too high
Written 6 April 2019
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Fergus L
Breda, The Netherlands37 contributions
Mar 2019
Great place to visit for a few hours the photos from the early 1970s of the military coup in Chile were excellent if not
Written 25 March 2019
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Dear Fergus, Thank you for coming to our museum and review. The current exhibitions do have a particular theme around them: grief, emotions and cultural memory. These might not be the most cheerful topics to look at, but we are proud as museum to exhibit them. Have a look at our upcoming exhibitions on our website: https://www.nederlandsfotomuseum.nl/en/exhibitions/expected/
Written 26 March 2019
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