photography museum in a canal house


International exhibitions by celebrated photographers, but also smaller shows by lesser-known contemporary photographers, lectures and forums.


The Museum of Photography (Foam) captures the essence of Amsterdam: inspirational, accessible, uncomplicated, yet critical.

Foam is the most-visited photography museum of the Netherlands.

Foam informs and inspires the widest possible audience by presenting all facets of contemporary photography: exhibitions to publications, debates and educational projects.

The museum contains a café, a library, a commercial gallery and a bookshop.

Gift tip Make your way to the museum shop in the attic and check out the affordable limited editions  and signed prints by up-and-coming young photographers, as well as by big names who have exhibited in the past.


In this Amsterdam museum, world famous photographers are exhibited alongside young, emerging artists with an emphasis on documentary photography, street photography, portrait and glamour photography.


The museum is located near Rembrandtplein on one of the three main canals in the Canal Belt of Amsterdam.

Other nearby attractions are Museum Van Loon, Stadsarchief (Amsterdam City Archives) and the Cat Cabinet.


Keizersgracht 609
Amsterdam (Centrum)

tram 24 Muntplein
directions_subway 52 Vijzelgracht
local_parking Prins & Keizer

Opening hours
Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Entrance fee
€16.00 adults (18+)
€12.80 students
€11.75 13-17 years
free 0-12 years

official website

Nederlands English


The museum has 4 different exhibitions at any given time in which different photographic genres are shown, such as documentary, art and fashion.



Free Guided Tour at Foam

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