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“Small but one of the better muse in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam

Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam
Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
+31 20 55 16 500
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Ranked #85 of 246 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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“Small but one of the better muse in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Photography as art is sometimes underestimated. Here is a small sign that it is established and the Museum has had some great expositions. Do not hesitate to go there. At least as impressive as the great Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum bit much more modest.....

Visited June 2011
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“excellent museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

one of the best photography museums in the world. Always surprising expositions and great shop.

Visited April 2012
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“excellent and very stylish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

definately worth a visit if there is a good exhibition on , very cool amsterdam

Visited March 2012
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“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Great museum, lots of frequently changing exhibitions.

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“Most of times really worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012 via mobile

The FOAM museum is not so big and most of the times really worth a visit. Most of the times, because appreciation depends on the photos displayed. Collection changes every few months. Most times 3 exhibitions at the same time. Currently (march 2012) a fantastic one of New York Times Magazine photos, but at the same time another disappointing one. So, check on the website what is displayed before you go. There is a 2nd location in the Vijzelstraat. Seems still to be in set up phase, but might be ready when you go. It's a 1 minute walk from the main location. There is also a cafe and a small bookshop.

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