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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)
+31 20 551 6500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting Photography Museum with interesting layout of using the room and great photographers used! Only a small museum so would only need up to 2 hours and then to the next! Really enjoyed it

Thank Georgia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, just a poor exhibition. It might be me not getting it but I'd rather get the 30 minutes spent there back. If you like to wander what makes people appreciate those art pieces, well then it's a must see.

Thank Alessandro M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been visiting FOAM regularly for a few years now. The changing exhibitions offer an interesting and informative overview on the art of photography. I don't expect to enjoy every exhibition, but I always find something intersting. The museum also offers regularly courses on...More

Thank M6ttl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is more of a gallery than a museum. Before you go, check on the exhibits and see if they sound interesting to you. I really loved the exhibitions currently there. The first floor was Adam Jeppesen and the second floor was Gordon Parks,...More

Thank Sharkalark
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Small museum, they exhibit Gordon parks works right now. Go there if you love photography, or you want spend hour in a quiet place. Really relaxing!

Thank Suzy G
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Walking along the canal, you stumble upon Foam on the left. There is always an interesting exhibition on. The photographs truly tell a story. It's an enjoyable experience. This a must see destination when in Amsterdam.

Thank Londonlady91x
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The William Eggleston part was okay, and the main reason we went to this museum. The rest of it was really not that great, there was some terrible nouveau art installations (ie a room full of crumpled papers) and what looked like a teenager's bedroom...More

Thank falafelraptor
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

With a museum card I can always go to a museum quickly. Sometimes exhibitions are amazing. Like the photography of William Eggleston, one of my favourites.

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Reviewed 26 May 2017

it seems a bit strange to go all the way to Amsterdam to see an exhibition of western US art, but it was worth the visit. The museum is not large but is an enjoyable experience--set out well for an hour or so visit.

Thank elliotnotsam2
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Went down to Foam to see William Eggleston's Los Alamos exhibit, and wasn't disappointed. The pictures just ooze that southwestern vibe from back in the day, and I continue to be very tempted to splurge on some of the more expensive books of the man's...More

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the
Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
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28 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.