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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
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+31 20 551 6500
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

The museum is quite small, and we visited during the period where they have/had Helmut Newton on display - so it was basically just rooms of black/white-photographs of half-naked and naked people. I was expecting way more! Hopefully their next exhibition will be better. :-)

Thank Kerstin W
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I love photography and therefore my comment may not help that much. However I find this museum one of the top places in Amsterdam, together with the Van Gogh. I may only suggest to check the website to see what exhibition they have on. The...More

Thank Stef_TravelPhotog
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Loved this photography museum. Beautiful work and interesting exhibits. Also right across from Museum Van Loom so very convenient.

Thank SMB2127
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We visited this museum to see the Helmut Newton exhibition. Very happy we did so as there are a large number of his images on display. Great exhibition and lovely venue.

Thank ChrissieB027
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The museum was beautifully arranged, the block colours on the walls and the layout of the exhibit were lovely. Had a very good experience.

1  Thank creepingitreal
Reviewed 27 June 2016

FOAM is completely dedicated to the Helmut Newton exhibit. His life's work completely fills the museum. Well worth a couple hours of time to thorough view his work. Helmut Newton's work will be easily recognizable by anyone associated with Fashion. Yet, his famous portraits taken...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 19 June 2016

A large retrospective of Helmut Newton gave coherence and shape to the complex space of the gallery ........ Fantastic insights into a different time .......and some perennial themes of identity, sexuality and power. Beautifully displayed and lots of supporting information..... Added bonus of access to...More

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Photography especially fashion and portrait photography is one of my favourite art forms. So this museum is a must see for me. Always a good variation of artists. And this month or even more a real treat because of Helmut Newton's retrospective. Have to go...More

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

An interesting architectural gem with a multi level labyrinthine interior with exhibition spaces and an archive and print sales, moving and thought provoking exhibitions both contemporary and from the archives.

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Had alot of great photography exhibits. Documentary, contemporary, vintage portraits. It's actually a really big space. Wish I picked up a map to help guide me through, the layout was abit confusing. You need to spend some time here. Give yourself 2 hours. A must...More

Thank ahfoto
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
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Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
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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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.