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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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Reviewed 26 May 2016

This was my first time visiting a museum dedicated to photography and we thoroughly enjoyed the exhibit. I thought that the Jungle to City exhibit was a real eye-opener and leaves you thinking about doing some soul searching.

Thank Bhavna M
Reviewed 22 May 2016

There is an entrance fee. A mixture of modern and vintage images on display. I would not put this museum on top of my list of places to visit. Interesting images for photography enthusiasts.

Thank Moses P
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Whoever is interested in photography should spent some time here. Depending on the current exhibition you will have lot of opportunities to let your mind flow and get to some human stories worth thinking about. Sure, my personal luck was to see the Disfarmer and...More

Thank JeanDoe30453
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This was my first visit to FOAM but definitely not the last one! Not only is it a pleasure to spend time in this building which is as old outside as it is modern inside. We also saw one of the most awesome exhibitions (Henk...More

Thank C S
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This museum is my favourite photography place to go to. Depending on the expo off course, you can see stunning work from world famous artists. Seeing the Diana photo's from Mario Testino at billboard size or looking at Araki his roof top shots, it is...More

Thank Marjoleine_11
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Being a holder of the Museumkaart (which is amazing value) we get to visit all the big attraction museums Amsterdam has to offer as well as the smaller ones that aren't on our must see. The FOAM is a small and and very interesting museum,...More

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Calls itself a museum but you are paying to visit a gallery with a very limited display of photographs. The two collections on show when we went were far from outstanding. I visited their show room where numerous photographs were for sale and were highly...More

Thank roget_11
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We were expecting to find great photography here and were surprised to see that most of the museum was given over to a display of photographs by a man from a rural American town who made his living doing portraits of the inhabitants. The expo...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The Foam photography museum hosts small exhibitions for photography lovers. Located in an old "grachtenpand" (house on a canal) it is beautifully situated and interesting to explore.

Thank Juliadrusilla
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Foam, is a small, but very well cared modern photograph museum. You can visit it in one and half hour - or more, if you have time. there's wardrobe and a restaurant bar, too.

Thank TBigB01
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Traveller199i
I've read this is a small museum/gallery, could you please tell me how long you spent there?
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.
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