Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam

Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam

Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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Neighbourhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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  • HCB_11
    110 contributions
    Eye opening and well-presented
    Nice museum, nice space. Really enjoyed the primary exhibition, a poignant retrospective of a single photographer's chronicle of the repressive and grossly inequitable travesty of apartheid in the 1960s. Appreciate that a Dutch museum would wrestle with its history in this way.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 May 2023
  • furtive_vole
    7 contributions
    Immersive as ever
    Traditional canalside house completely repurposed inside. Really nice atmosphere, cafe in basement (note: no lift access to basement) Main exhibition this visit was work of black photographer Ernest Cole who chronicled Apartheid South Africa at great personal risk. Always something to take away.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 12 May 2023
  • Maggie101962
    London, United Kingdom46 contributions
    Small gallery , interesting exhibition.
    Visited FOAM , easy to reach location. Museum was on the small size and directions were confusing . Ara Guler . A Play of Light and Shadow exhibition was thought provoking and beautiful. The coffee bar was relaxing and cool on a very hot day!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 September 2023
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Maggie101962
London, UK46 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Visited FOAM , easy to reach location. Museum was on the small size and directions were confusing . Ara Guler . A Play of Light and Shadow exhibition was thought provoking and beautiful.
The coffee bar was relaxing and cool on a very hot day!
Written 14 September 2023
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Travel Family
Hamburg, Germany16 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Awful exhibition at a high price. Little content and questionable quality. I recommend to visit other exhibitions.
Written 29 July 2023
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Connor M
Glasgow, UK215 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
It's a nice photography museum, yet is only two floors and is very quick and easy to visit. I wished for more but for what I got, it was ok.
Written 26 May 2023
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furtive_vole
Southampton7 contributions
May 2023
Traditional canalside house completely repurposed inside. Really nice atmosphere, cafe in basement (note: no lift access to basement) Main exhibition this visit was work of black photographer Ernest Cole who chronicled Apartheid South Africa at great personal risk. Always something to take away.
Written 12 May 2023
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HCB_11
Columbus, OH110 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Nice museum, nice space. Really enjoyed the primary exhibition, a poignant retrospective of a single photographer's chronicle of the repressive and grossly inequitable travesty of apartheid in the 1960s. Appreciate that a Dutch museum would wrestle with its history in this way.
Written 6 May 2023
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Stella P
2 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
It was very expensive for a max 15-20min exhibition. There were max 4 rooms and only 2 main bigger ones. Coming from London where it is v expensive, I found it overpriced for its offer.
Written 1 May 2023
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Laura PeGr
Eindhoven, The Netherlands1,354 contributions
Apr 2023
I always like photography museums so much, so far the Stockholm one is in the first place.
This museum is nice, but it is small, there is a bit of confusion, as there would be a precise order to see some things, but there are no signs and we haven't been told. The comparison with the one in Den Haag visited last week is inevitable.
Written 30 April 2023
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humanside
105 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Terrible experience at the front desk.
The girl at the reception has been very rude. Almost like it was a crime to ask informations.
Nice selection of books but very small section, just the small space at the entrance, uncomfortable to go around with other people.
I expected more exhibitions of substance, but I just appreciated photographs of Ernst cole’s work. The rest didn’t catch my attention.
Ticket is overpriced comparing what you are going to find inside.
Written 20 April 2023
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Susan L
Marstons Mills, MA33 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
We saw an exhibit by the South African photojournalist Ernest Cole. Riveting, powerful and hugely informational. Beautifully displayed and curated. The majority of the museum was his work with representation of a few other S African photographers. The museum is a manageable size ..we were there for around 2 hours but could have spent a bit longer. I don’t know what other exhibits they will have in the future but if this was any indication and you like photography, the museum is a gem.
Written 16 April 2023
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Graeme W
Edinburgh, UK94 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
This is a photography gallery on 3 floors with changing exhibits so your experience will depend on what is showing when you visit. The collection of Mous Lambarat in October 22 was a challenging body of work. Combining traditional images with commercial icons and logos to create stark and incongruous images. Both funny and shocking.
Written 14 October 2022
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