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Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography

Keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 8989
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Huis Marseille is Amsterdam's first photography museum. For over fifteen years now, Huis Marseille has been offering a varied exhibition program in which photography's rich history and diverse uses are given consideration. In addition to this, the museum also frequently shows work from its own collection of contemporary photography. Huis Marseille serves as a platform for the particularization of photography. The museum provides a view of the 'landscape' taking shape in photography; it presents photographers, artists and forms of photography which do justice to visual quality and which can be counted among the medium's major, but also lesser known, highlights. This stands in contrast to the profusion of photography as a mass medium. In terms of the installation of exhibitions, the unique structure of this house plays a significant role. Each of the thirteen exhibition spaces has its own specific character, yet all of them relate well to the work on display. The building still has the atmosphere of a 'gentleman's residence', but its rooms have now become galleries. A sense of warmth and intimacy has remained. Huis Marseille strives to make the visitor feel welcome in these home-like surroundings.
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Keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building itself was very nice and it is located on a beautiful historic street; however, the exhibits were disappointing. There are very few photographs (only a few per room) and most were pictures of rocks. Perhaps I just visited at a time when the...More

Thank Alec C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very special and pleasant surprise to visit this hidden gem in the heart of the city, small but intimate, very sensational curation of contemporary photography in a charming historical maison of great history.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Visit Huis Marseille, located on the Keizersgracht, one of the famous canals in Amsterdam in a beautiful monumental building where the museum is named after. It is the first museum to exhibit photos as a form of art in the Netherlands. It has a new...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We visited both these photography museums in the same day. FOAM was by far the best. This one is a bit niche. Looks closed from the outside but an automatic door gains you entry. More expensive than FOAM.

Thank CardiffMaddie
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We enjoyed our visit here even though the current exhibitions were not right up our alley.We didn't need to spend more then an hour or so because of this but do not let that deter you from checking this museum out.Art can be so very...More

Thank VancouverZengirl
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Photography is art and therefore there are things that you will love, like, loathe and hate or just have not interest in. The exhibits for my visit were very good documentary journalistic photo exhibits, but unfortunately neither if the exhibits lit my flame so to...More

Thank cgmoo
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Huis Marseille was an amazing find. I was looking for something different and an exhibit, Jerusalem Stone caught my eye. Entry fee was beyond reasonable at 8 euro. The museum is small but laid out over several floors. Each room is curated beautifully for maximum...More

Thank Melinda N
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Reading some of the previous reviews, it's hard to understand the preconceptions some people arrive with when they visit a 'museum' in a traditional canalside house in Amsterdam. 'Museum' is a generic term, not a specific undertaking to provide a chronological history of an art...More

Thank Jegsy
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

visited the museum to see the exhibtion of photos (and film) by Eddo Hartmann, a Dutch photographer. He visited North Korea a couple of times to take pictures, here exhibited until March 4th 2018: An interesting exhibition with, for me, a bit eery pictures. Huge...More

Thank henrivantilburg
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

House Marseille is actually two houses joined together by a rich French merchant. I guess he found the standard Amsterdam grachthuis a little narrow for French standards. This enables two full size exhibitions at once, each occupying most levels of one house (and a little...More

Thank Krugg31
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I would look af both websides first to see what the exhibitions of the moment are and choose the one you like most. If you like them both as well I would choose the huis of Marseille for this is also an interesting old... More
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