FOAM (Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam) is a renowned photography museum on the Keizersgracht canal in the centre of Amsterdam.
It holds regular exhibitions of photos from both noted international and younger up-and-coming photographers. With some 200,000 annual visitors, FOAM is the most popular photography museum in the Netherlands.
The museum is located in a large canal house and has a pleasant, relaxed ambience. The interior is quite modern with large windows giving views out to the garden - this is not accessible to the public. There is also the FOAM Café for snacks and drinks with free WiFi available.
FOAM Amsterdam normally runs 2 or 3 simultaneous exhibitions which provides some variety for the visitor - and exhibitions are changed every couple of months. FOAM also runs a variety of workshops, guided tours, lectures and discussions about photography.
Free guided tours are held every Thursday evening at 1830 and 1930 which give a more in-depth insight into the exhibition.
There is a shop in the foyer which sells photography themed books and posters.
Not far away is the Huis Marseille Photography Museum
FOAM Amsterdam Essential Info
Opening Times: 1000-1800 (Sat-Wed), 1000-2100 (Thu/Fri). Café open 1000-1800 daily.
Getting There: The museum is located on the Keizersgracht canal a short walk from Muntplein. Walk down Vijzelstraat and turn left onto the Keizersgracht (north side). Trams 16 and 24 stop close by.
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