Huis Marseille museum in Amsterdam

Huis Marseille BuildingHuis Marseille is a private museum for photography located in the old centre of Amsterdam, in the old 17th century merchant’s canal house. The museum takes its name from the stone tablet placed on its front by the original house owner, which shows the French harbor of Marseille.

The history of the Huis Marseille museum

In 1993, a De Pont Modern Art Foundation from the southern Dutch city of Tilburg, named after the successful businessman, lawyer and industrialist Jan de Pont (1915-1987) and active in collecting and promoting contemporary art, took the decision to expand its activities into the field photography. The foundation bought an old townhouse in the Amsterdam and turned it into the museum. Huis Marseille (House of Marseille) opened in 1999 and until today it organizes exhibitions of all genres of photography past and present.

Huis Marseille Museum Stone MapHuis Marseille activity

House Marseille museum is collecting and exhibiting in its six exhibition rooms, photography in all its form. The accent is put on the visual value of the works. Exhibitions change every three months. Since 2003 Huis Marseille has also a good photographic library opened to the public.

An online photographic library catalogue

Huis Marseille created in cooperation with the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Spaarnestad Photo, FOAM and Noorderlicht Foundation an online photographic library catalogue listing all publications about the given photographer.

Huis Marseille Museum EntranceVisiting the Huis Marseille

A small, well run photography museum. Also an opportunity to see the interior of the wealthy merchants 17th century canal house, though rebuilt but giving an idea how these houses were built, with a garden and a small garden house behind.

How to get to Huis Marseille

Public transport: Trams 1, 2, 5 (get off at Leidsestraat / Keizersgracht)
Parking facilities: Byzantium (10 minutes walk to Huis Marseille), Museumplein, Marnixstraat.
Pay attention to the numbers on Keizersgracht, because Huis Marseille is easy to miss walking, as the museum is modestly marked.

Opening hours of Huis Marseille

Tue-Sun: 11am – 6pm
Mondays: Closed

Closed on January 1st, April 27th and December 25th.
Open on other holidays, including Easter Monday and White-Monday.

Huis Marseille tickets

Adults: €9,-
Students, groups of 8 and more, young people: €4,50
Museumkaart, ICOM, I Amsterdam Card visitors and children to 18 y.o.: free



Huis Marseille museum in Amsterdam
Keizersgracht 401
1016 EK   Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 20 5318989

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