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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 yesterday

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 2 days 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 4 days ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank JD S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

If your into Photo's... then this is your museum!!! Visually challenging.. and in a great old Canal House!!!!

Thank CitizenoftheWorld13
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I am glad admission was included on our Museumkaart because I would not have been happy to pay €11 to visit this museum. Although I enjoy photography, I am not a serious photographer and I think that is who this museum is geared toward. We...More

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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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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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.