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 1 hour guided tours are held every Thursday evening at 1830 (Dutch) and 1930 (English) 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 Museum Essential Info
|Opening Times||Sat-Wed 1000-1800, Thu-Fri 1000-2100.|
|Admission Prices (2020)||€12.50 for adults, €9.50 for students and €8.50 for CJP cultural youth pass holders. FREE entry for children 0-12, Museumkaart and Iamsterdam City Card holders. Cash is not accepted at the front desk. Special exhibitions may attract a small supplement.|
|Getting There||FOAM museum is located on the Keizersgracht canal a short walk from Muntplein. Walk down Vijzelstraat and turn left onto the Keizersgracht (north side). Metro 52 stops at nearby Vijzelgracht. Tram 24 stops at Muntplein.|
FOAM Photography Museum, Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam
T: +31(0)20 551 6500, foam.org