The Foam Museum isn’t about foam at all, like the name suggests, but instead a photography museum showcasing the best of this unique and powerful artform. Located right on the Keizersgracht canal, the gallery’s centuries-old building was previously used as an art museum showcasing paintings. Today, the Foam Museum prides itself on being the most-visited “Fotografiemuseum” in the Netherlands.
With its focus on contemporary photography that often reflects and challenges society, the museum is able to maintain a fresh outlook on the art world. It exhibits both well-known and up-and-coming photographers, giving all those with a camera a chance to present their artwork.
The foundation surrounding Foam also produces a magazine, offers school programs for children interested in art, and is involved in an outreach program that brings photography to areas in need around the world.