Last Updated August 17, 2018


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Address: Keizersgracht 609
1017 DS
Telephone: +31 (0)20 5516500

Opening times: Mon-Wed 1000-1800 hrs, Thu-Fri, 1000-2100 hrs, Sat-Sun, 1000-1800 hrs
Entry cost: Adult €11.00 students €8.00 CJP €7.00, children under 12 years free

In its Amsterdam museum, Foam exhibits all facets of the photographic medium, in surprising ways and with the utmost attention to quality: from contemporary to historical work and from fine art to applied photography. World famous photographers are exhibited alongside young, emerging artists.

Monographic presentations are alternated with themed or group exhibitions. With on average sixteen shows a year, there are almost always several exhibitions on view simultaneously. The majority is initiated and produced in-house by Foam curators. Alongside exhibitions, Foam frequently organises additional public programmes for both professionals and the general public.

The museum visitors continue to be Foam's most important target audience. Foam annually receives over 200,000 visitors at the canal side location on the Keizersgracht. This makes Foam by far the most-visited photography museum of the Netherlands with visitor numbers comparable to acclaimed institutions in New York, Paris and London.

As an active, enterprising organisation, Foam does not feel limited to its museum. Foam explicitly makes itself known as an institution with international ambitions. After all, contemporary photography clearly has an international dynamic. Foam organises many activities that take place on location abroad, either in collaboration with partners or on its own. For instance, every year Foam presents the Talent exhibition (based on Foam Magazine's Talent issue) at various locations abroad. Exhibitions, lectures and debates are organised for specific international locations. The international Unseen photo fair and the internationally distributed Foam magazine are also examples of Foam's international ambitions. In any internationally relevant situation, Foam will appear with a tailor-made activity. We consider it essential that these activities are inviting, surprising, and innovative.


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