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Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography

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Address: Keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 531 8989
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Description: Huis Marseille is Amsterdam's first photography museum. For over fifteen...
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.
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Stunning house and great museum

This museum is housed in a stunning house on the canal from 1665, built for a French merchant. It is Amsterdam's first photography museum (the second being FOAM). The building... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This museum is housed in a stunning house on the canal from 1665, built for a French merchant. It is Amsterdam's first photography museum (the second being FOAM). The building itself is worth visiting, as it has been beautifully restored. There is also a nice garden in the back (with a small building, showing some works). But of course, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This had three exhibitions on, tons of gallery space in hidden in this museum! Great spot for those who love contemporary photography! And free if you have the I Am Amsterdam card!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

If you like photography, Huis Marseille is one of the places not to be missed. They renovated some time ago, which gives the museum a more spacious feel. Since it covers a few old astonishing buildings, be shure you check every bit of it. Also check the schedule on the website, because they change exhibitions regularly. Downstairs in the back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Cor Jarig recorded an interesting and turbulent part of Amsterdam history (60-70s) in photos, all full of intense emotions. These photos are true treasure. The exhibition also did a great job unfolding Cor's personality. One of his close friends Sander Troelstra did a series of photo shoot of late Cor's daily life, shortly before Cor died. The intimacy between Sander... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Huis Marseille Museum is a traditional canal side house with a lovely little garden. At the time of my visit there was a great temporary exhibition "Cor was here", that took place in many rooms of the museum. Cor Jaring was a famous provoking photographer and an icon of the 60th and 70th. So I don´t know a lot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Along the same canalside road as FOAM this is another interesting rabbit warren of photographic exhibitions. Has it's own cafe for customers too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nicely set up museum with well curated exhibits and good explanatory information in English as well as Dutch. Free lockers for storing bags and coats. The museum is housed in two neighbouring traditional canal side houses and thus involves quite a lot of stairs although I believe there is also a lift.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This museum is just ebeautiful. The building is amazing and the exibit is really intersting. The museum has a ver intersting libary as well. Really worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I loved the morning I spent in Huis Marseille - it is great value for money as the space is extensive with a really interesting layout. It was not busy when we went so we were able to stroll around at our leisure. Loved how the whole exhibition was themed which is something you don't get in larger galleries. Don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

not expensive to visit this lovely clean and multi roomed multiflooered museaum is one essentia place we visit everytime Clean loos and interesting exhibitions with a vast library you can use and a comprehensive photobook shop

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