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“Underated” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography

Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography
Keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))
+31 20 531 8989
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Ranked #123 of 401 things to do in Amsterdam
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Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Not as high profile as Foam, the other main photography musuem. This place concentrates on the process of production. Especially that old thing called film. Set in an old canal house you can wonder around in peace as there is no crowds.

Visited December 2013
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“Excellent photographic gallery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Well worth the visit although be aware they do change their exhibitions regularly. When I was there it was a special on Russia and Sochi. There are also many other rooms containing works by other photographers. They add descriptions and the photographers thoughts to the titles which helps you visualise.
The second major display was on the Northern Irish troubles. Very thought provoking too.

Go for a different perspective on what can be happening around the world that you wouldn't necessarily see in a newspaper or magazine.

Thank Scifibooknut
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