Photography Museum FOAM in Amsterdam

Foam (Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam) is located in a beautiful century-and-a-half-old canal house on one of Amsterdam’s central canals. The interior is a mix of original architectural features and modern chrome and glass that provide an artistic ambiance for museumgoers. Large windows and stark walls serve to highlight the photographic displays to their best advantage. Both still pohotography and multi-media exhibits are displayed.

The museum rotates its shows on a regular basis (every 2-4 months) to give the audience a chance to view work by both world-famous artists up-and-coming talent. Foam has also combined with MTV to present an annual show featuring the works of young talent. In this uppermost gallery visitors will find a small library filled with books on photography and related subjects.

Check their website at for upcoming shows.


Adults: € 8
Students: € 5,50
Children under 12: free
Museumkaart is accepted here.

Opening hours

Daily: 10:00 to 18:00
Thursday and Friday: 10:00 to 21:00
Closed on Queensday (30 April).


Downstairs from the entrance are coat racks and toilets, and a small café. Foam is not wheelchair accessible.

How to get there

Foam is located at Keizersgracht 609, at Vijzelstraat. Take tram 16, 24 or 25 from Centraal Station and get off at Keizersgracht.


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Photography Museum FOAM in Amsterdam
Keizersgracht 609
1017 DS   Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 20 5516500

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