Photography Museum FOAM in Amsterdam

Photography Museum FOAM in AmsterdamFOAM - from Dutch: Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, is located in a beautiful century-and-a-half-old canal house at 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 museum goers. Large windows and stark walls serve to highlight the photographic displays to their best advantage. Both still photography and multi-media shows are displayed.

The museum rotates its shows on a regular basis, every 2-4 months, showing small exhibits of two or three different international artists at the same time, to give an audience a chance to view work by both world-famous artists up-and-coming talent. In addition the FOAM organizes workshops, publishes its own magazine and sells limited editions of photographs. You may order them via the museum’s webshop. The museum collaborates with MTV to present each year an annual show featuring the works of young talent.

Amsterdam FOAM museum Tickets

Adults: € 12.50
Students: € 9,50
Children under 12: free

Visiting the FOAM

Photography Museum FOAM in AmsterdamA small museum where exhibits are often cramped in narrow spaces and the public obstructs your view of the exhibited art. Still the FOAM transpires the exciting atmosphere of a permanently active workshop set up in a loft-like space. Several contrasting parallel exhibits of the top artists recognized and upcoming give you the choice what to see, which is important especially if you intend to visit the museum with kids, because the FOAM often shows the provocative side of the modern photography.

FOAM Facilities

Just at the museum’s entrance there is a small bookshop accessible to all without a ticket, with an interesting selection of titles, usually corresponding with the FOAM’s exhibits. Downstairs there are coat racks, toilets and a café. On the museum’s top floor you may find a library with books on photography and related subjects.

FOAM is not wheelchair accessible.

Amsterdam FOAM museum opening hours

Daily: 10:00 to 18:00
Thursday and Friday: 10:00 to 21:00
Closed on King’s Day (27 April).

How to get to Amsterdam FOAM museum

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


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

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