PxPixel

Planning a trip to Amsterdam?

Foursquare can help you find the best places to go to.

Foam

Foam

Art Museum and Art Gallery
Grachtengordel-Zuid, Amsterdam
Save
Share
8.7/10
998
ratings
  • Stars
  • Tips
    Joseph T.
    "Great photography museum with a diverse selection"(4 Tips)
    Annix L.
    "One of my favourite museums in town."(4 Tips)
    Karin B.
    "They offer the best photo exhibitions in town."(3 Tips)
    The Artificial
    "... you have a thing for contemporary photography. Located in one of Keizersgracht's..."(3 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon112 Tips and reviews
Filter:
  • café
  • museums
  • photography
  • exhibits
  • architecture
User icon
Log in to leave a tip here.

Sort:
  • Popular
  • Recent
  • Miranda B.heart icon on user image
    Miranda BukantzApril 5, 2016
    If you're a fan of photography go to Foam! It was a good sized museum with 3 exhibitions when I was there but could be done in just a few hours. Not too crowded and has coat check/free lockers
  • Yasmin V.heart icon on user image
    Yasmin VSeptember 13, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Possibly my favorite museum in Amsterdam. I've seen many beautiful photography exhibitions here, and the building itself is worth checking out too.
    Upvoted Aug 23
  • Marie T.
    Marie TApril 6, 2015
    Art museum focused in photography. Very trendy place, you will spot some hipsters. They have gift shop, café, library. I was there in January and got to se both Vivian Maier and Araki. Amazing work!
  • John B.heart icon on user image
    John BarnhamJuly 19, 2015
    We saw the Swinging Sixties London exhibition. It was well crafted and showed the new glamour of the time. Good little cafe on the bottom floor too.
  • Jean-Paul S.
    Jean-Paul Schaddé van DoorenNovember 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Photomuseum. Sometimes the expositions are awesome, sometimes they suck, but I always like to be here in the building.
  • Boheart icon on user image
    BoMarch 24, 2019
    I had high expectations but I liked only one of the three exhibitions. I wanted to see more experimental techniques and hidden stories of everyday life captured by different photographers’ lenses.
  • Jonne K.heart icon on user image
    Jonne KingmaApril 3, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great photography museum and the most well known photography museum of Amsterdam. When you like this, don't forget to check out the other photography museum, Huis Marseille.
  • Karin B.heart icon on user image
    Karin BDecember 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great museum for photography lovers. They offer the best photo exhibitions in town. Check out their website to see what exhibitions they have or are coming up.
  • Paula A.heart icon on user image
    Paula AAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great photography museum, they often have new installations and exhibitions. The café and the store are also really good - amazing posters for less than €8
  • Sidney S.heart icon on user image
    Sidney SmeetsSeptember 12, 2014
    One of my favourite museums. Changeling exhibitions only, no permanent collection. Visit and re-visit whenever you can and do not miss their annex in Felix Meritis.
  • We Heart
    We HeartMay 16, 2014
    Check out the Frame Store, a joint project with Frame Publishers and Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam which functions as an events and exhibitions venue... Read more
  • Sissy T.
    Sissy TskDecember 29, 2014
    Great gallery of Mr. Araki. Very touching. Although with small corridors and a lot of stairs, the place feels very artistic and complements the artwork.
  • The Artificial
    The ArtificialNovember 27, 2017
    Foam is the go-to place if you have a thing for contemporary photography. Located in one of Keizersgracht's mansions, it hosts amazing expositions... Read more
  • Giuseppe S.heart icon on user image
    Giuseppe SpinaJune 28, 2017
    A brilliant photography museum with a lot to learn and explore. If you're a photographer or just love photography check it out.
  • Simon S.heart icon on user image
    Simon SaintMarch 20, 2015
    Amazing photographic museum, the glass block bridges and 3rd floor library are stunning, plus brilliant exhibitions...
  • Roberto B.
    Roberto BuaSeptember 4, 2015
    Great museum and fantastic building. Don't forget to visit the shop which is full of gifts perfect for design fanatics and art lovers.
  • Lianca R.
    Lianca RuiterMarch 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One of favorite places in Amsterdam! Great pictures and the cafe has delicious drinks and... Cakes :)
  • Petriheart icon on user image
    PetriMarch 24, 2019
    One of my favourite museums in Amsterdam. Definitely worth a visit, if you are a photographer or if you simply love photographs as art.
  • Kheart icon on user image
    KAugust 14, 2017
    Recommended. Free cloakroom downstairs or ask the reception nicely. Well curated. €11 entry
  • citizenM
    citizenMJune 11, 2015
    Showcasing photography of young, edgy artists as well as showing the top of the genre artists in the same building Read more
  • Shaun W.heart icon on user image
    Shaun WestonJuly 18, 2015
    Saw London in the Swinging Sixties photography exhibition recently, which was great! It's a cool venue with good facilities.
  • Anneheart icon on user image
    AnneAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The photography museum of Amsterdam is a great place to spend a rainy afternoon. They always have interesting exhibitions.
  • Brian D.heart icon on user image
    Brian DammeirAugust 21, 2016
    Lovely museum on the canals. The cafe in the basement is worth checking out. Quality of the exhibits can be erratic.
  • Journey City Guidesheart icon on user image
    Renowned photography museum housed in a monumental canal house. Four exhibitions at any time showing works from young and confirmed artists
  • naveen
    naveenJuly 28, 2011
    spend an hour some afternoon here, maybe get an espresso in the cafe. some great points of inspiration, especially in style and technique
  • Mykolas P.heart icon on user image
    Mykolas PetrauskasSeptember 5, 2015
    Cozy photo museum; very Amsterdam-like layout with tiny halls and narrow staircases. Changes exhibition every 2 months or so
  • Chris P.heart icon on user image
    Chris PFebruary 21, 2013
    3 fantastic exhibitions. All very different frameworks that build to a true picture of reale photography through different cultures & times.
  • kev/nullheart icon on user image
    kev/nullAugust 13, 2015
    They have different exhibits all the time so check what's on before going.
  • California Girlheart icon on user image
    California GirlSeptember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Immensely enjoyed the current Magnum Contact Sheet exhibit, replete with the ability to look at the BACK of the images. Very inspiring. Top show👍🏻 #cglifestyle #photography #foursquarefind
  • Unaheart icon on user image
    UnaNovember 4, 2015
    So worth visiting! Stunning photographs, fascinating how you can see original works so closely.
  • Ilseheart icon on user image
    IlseNovember 7, 2014
    Great for popping in to get a quick inspiration fix and a cup of coffee!
  • Cynthia D.
    Cynthia DrescherApril 4, 2013
    Contemporary photography is the name of the game. If the line to enter stretches out the door, don't panic. It moves quickly, unlike at the Anne Frank house.
  • Alejandra R.
    Alejandra Ramos ValleNovember 8, 2014
    Not as big as you would expect. But the look&feel of the museum compensates it. Great structure and use of the different rooms.
  • Joseph T.heart icon on user image
    Joseph TerranellaAugust 25, 2015
    Great photography museum with a diverse selection of exhibits on at any one time.
  • Cian M.heart icon on user image
    Cian Mac MahonJanuary 9, 2016
    Really enjoyed the exhibits, if you don't linger too long you can do the museum in an hour.
  • Tunke L.heart icon on user image
    Tunke LauriksJuly 4, 2015
    Really loved the exhibitions! The museum has a complicated but charming structure of an old house.
  • Olivia E.heart icon on user image
    Olivia EatonMarch 27, 2015
    Foam supplies a fantastic spread of interesting exhibitions. My favorite Amsterdam museum. In love
  • Annix L.heart icon on user image
    Annix L.December 8, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favourite museums in town. Great bookshop too.
  • Kevin B.heart icon on user image
    Kevin BrenkmanNovember 25, 2016
    Always cool exhibitions, not too expensive and best photography museum in Amsterdam
  • Irina M.heart icon on user image
    Irina MikheevaApril 19, 2016
    One of the best photography museums I've ever been! Great collection
  • Shambo W.heart icon on user image
    Shambo W. 🚀September 23, 2016
    Nice installations, when you up as a kite
  • Melike S.heart icon on user image
    Melike SaymanDecember 4, 2018
    Interesting museum, Museumkaart holders can go in for free, photography and art!
  • Edo C.heart icon on user image
    Edo CostaNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best foto museum of amsterdam, rich program, worth the visit!
  • David O.
    David O ByrneApril 9, 2013
    Overpriced for the amount of space available for exhibitions. The amount of space they do have is not used very effectively. It's also safe to say the curator's tastes differ greatly with mine.
  • Jorrit d.heart icon on user image
    Jorrit de BoerFebruary 14, 2016
    Saw the beautiful French photographer Jacques Lartigue exposition and a very intriguing presentation of the Blanco photos by Dutch photographer Awoiska van der Molen
  • Richard F.
    Richard FindlayDecember 7, 2014
    Excellent photography galley - worth a detour
  • David C.
    David CoxonAugust 19, 2012
    Don't waste your money! There are sooo many beautiful galleries and examples of local photography everywhere. Either FOAM need to reduce the price or increase the product on view!!!
  • Médard V.heart icon on user image
    Médard VriendMarch 5, 2017
    Foam never disappoints, they always have a great selection of modern photography.
  • Vin C.heart icon on user image
    Vin CentDecember 19, 2015
    Lovely museum. Great guides. A must see.
  • Karolina O.heart icon on user image
    Karolina OleśJune 30, 2013
    With Iamsterdam card you have entrance for free. Foam is a must see in Amsterdam.
Photos918 Photos

Related Searches

  • foam amsterdam •
  • foam amsterdam photos •
  • foam amsterdam location •
  • foam amsterdam address •
  • foam amsterdam •
  • foam amsterdam •
  • foam fotogalery amsterdam •
  • foam fotografiemuseum amsterdam •
  • foam fotografiemuseum :: keizersgracht 609 amsterdam •
  • foam lab amsterdam •
  • foam museum amsterdam •
  • foam photography museum amsterdam •
  • foam_lab amsterdam •
  • foamlab amsterdam •
  • foam grachtengordel-zuid amsterdam

Foursquare © 2022  Lovingly made in NYC, CHI, SEA & LA