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Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam

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Address: Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 55 16 500
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Description: Foam enables people all over the world to experience and enjoy...
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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A gem of a little museum

I am generally lukewarm to contemporary photography as museum quality art, but my my partner revels in the stuff. So I thought I would just do a drive by and wait in the cafe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

I am generally lukewarm to contemporary photography as museum quality art, but my my partner revels in the stuff. So I thought I would just do a drive by and wait in the cafe while she went through the galleries. Little was I prepared for a) how wonderful the building is, and b) how interesting some of the exhibits were.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

It's a bit of a rabbit warren in terms of layout of the galleries but worth a visit. Nice cafe inside too.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

10 euros is out of control for this "museum". The three story home which the scarce set of photos is spread out through was more of a treat to see. It was raining and we had to find a dry place to kill some time. were happy when we saw the signage for the museum but please ....don't charge viewers... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

As other reviewers have noted, some of the exhibits are for photography aficionados. I like that it can be a 'stretch' to appreciate; others may not want to make sense of the work. The 3rd floor gallery has a collection of photobooks for purchase. And there are several places to sit and read back issues of the FOAM magazine. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

FOAM is housed in a beautiful building in the Gracthengordel, but we found the exhibitions rather uninspiring. You might want to take a look if you're getting in for free with a Museumkaart.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

You can see enough on the FOAM website to know whether or not you will enjoy your visit: important to check beforehand since so much modern art is nonsense. That applies to two of the three exhibitions at the time of writing, but Geert Goiris was excellent. 10 euros is costly for what it offers; at most a one hour... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were there and saw an amazing exhibit, by the great Japanese photographer, Araki. We love all the rooms, and themes. Will go again next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was our 3rd or 4th visit. The exhibitions change periodically and we hold the MuseumKaart. So it's just a drop by and have a look thing for us. Our first visit was the best so far. We spent hours inside. This time: One of us loved the work of a couple of artists. The other one just walked around,... More 

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Stavanger
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Do your research on beforehand to make sure you're one of them... Large exhibition of van Loon-family portraits from the early days of photography to today, and other semi-interesting stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Surprised. I didn't know there would have been a major exposition of Araki. Araki is very controvertial and I don't appreciate all his pictures but some of them were really touching and powerful. LOVED IT NOT FOR CHILDREN, at least not until there's the Araki exibition.

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