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“Stunning architecture and sensational exhibitions”

Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography
Ranked #105 of 596 things to do in Amsterdam
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 19 June 2018 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.

Thank Jenn_Lam
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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 Exhibition every three months and exhibits works from well known artists and it also has an own collection and a library. The museum is nowadays housed in two buildings from basement to the attic. All floors are accessible by stairs but also by elevator but be aware the museum is not wheelchair accessible.

The museum is open from Tuesday till Sunday from 11AM-18PM and you pay a fair price of approximately €8,00. Children till the age of 18 enter for free. After your visit it is possible to have a look in the shop. Don’t forget to also take a look at the garden(house) in the back of the house, which is gorgeous and dates back to the 18th century.

Thank Chitra28
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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 personal and photography aficionados should make the time for this special canal-side gorgeous gallery.

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 speak, I understood the stories that they were trying to tell, but as photographs they did not excite me, which as a keen photographer I am looking for them to do.

The building itself is well laid out and easy to follow, the narrative alongside the images is very good. and the staff were helpful, it was just unfortunate that for this visit the artist did not tick my box.

Thank cgmoo
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