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Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography

keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 531 89 89
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Ranked #83 of 246 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This would have been a more enjoyable experience had it not been full of loud school children on day trips. We ended up missing out a couple of exhibits simply because we couldn't get near them. We moved on with the hope of returning to what we missed, only to find that one raucous group and been replaced by another.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

I am a photography collector so I found this museum very interesting. My standard is if I find just one artwork interesting at a rotating exhibition museum like this, I consider my trip worthwhile. I wasn't familiar with any of the artists showing when I visited, but this is why it was interesting -- seeing what's happening in Europe. I... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The current exhibition is foremost a farewell for the retiring director,but it is also a retrospective of 15 years. The beautifull building is again used at its best tp present the photo 's. It is a stunning exhibition!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We visited this photography museum during the exhibition 'View, Kyoto' by photographer Jacqueline Hassink: well presented, including an interesting movie. Also the pictures by other artists were interesting and diverse. This museum is very accessible, not only for 'specialists'. Interesting building, garden and characteristic small summer house. Some interesting books and publications, but no pictures for sale. A minor point... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have lived in Amsterdam now for just about a year and I am a frequent visitor to Huis Marseille. The exhibitions are well designed and curated and the building is gorgeous. This place really is a treat for anyone visiting the city or worth repeat visits for long term residents. I suggest taking a few hours to weave your... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We are keen photographers but found this place very odd.The only sign was a small one on the window,a closed front door even though it was a hot sunny day. We saw others walking away not finding a way in but we went up the stairs and tried the door and it magically opened. We had to look for a... More 

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Huis M, Public Relations Manager at Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, responded to this review

Though the kind words about out building itself are appreciated, we do not feel the rest of this review reflects our museum. The outside of the building has as much signing as is allowed on our monumental building (there are quite a few restrictions on what an institution is allowed to do in this respect). All receptionists (right around the... More 

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

First of all, the building is beautiful. Two old canal houses attached to one another, with high cealings and windows and completely renovated without losing the old charisma. They change expositions every three months which makes it different everytime. I loved that it has a garden. While it is in the middle of the city center, you could easily sit... More 

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Huis M, Public Relations Manager at Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, responded to this review

Thank you for this kind and helpful review. Good to hear you enjoyed our peaceful garden. Be sure to visit our newly reopened library as well next time you're in! We hope to see you soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As a dutch photography freelancer and general culture addict I am used to photography museums and galleries, but I have never seen a building like Huis Marseille. It's a privilege to watch photographs in an former assembly room for example. The unique structure of this house is amazing, especially the passages. Each of the six exhibition spaces has its own... More 

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Huis M, Public Relations Manager at Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed our museum and the building it's housed in to the fullest and look forward to seeing you again at our future exhibitions. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Huis Marseilles exhibits cutting edge art in two beautifully restored canalhouses in the centre of Amsterdam. The exhibits frequently change so there is always something new to discover about contemporary photographers.

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Huis M, Public Relations Manager at Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed Huis Marseille, and hope you'll be back to see one of our new exhibitions; we have fresh ones every three months. See you soon! More 

Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Huis Marseiile is one of the pretties museums in Amsterdam. I will not talk about the exibitions there, because they are more or less temporary, but I will talk about the first floor room. I have rarely seen such a nicely painted room. It has red painted wood walls and a gorgeously paited celling. I did not read anything about... More 

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