Foam Museum

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.

Foam Museum entrance
foam museum artwork water
“River and Sky” by Matthew Brandt

Opening Hours

The Foam Museum is open every day of the year except King’s Day (April 27)

Saturday to Wednesday  10:00 – 18:00
Thursday and Friday  10:00 – 21:00

Tickets & Prices

Tickets are available at the entrance of the Foam Museum. Regular admission tickets for adults are €11,- students are €8,- and children under twelve years old can enter the museum for free.

Adults €12,50
Students €9,50
Children under 12 Free

Address & Contact Information

View from the museum across the Keizersgracht

Keizersgracht 609
1017 DS Amsterdam
Tel:+31 (0)20 551 6500

Public transport

You can get to the museum many ways by public transportation. Please note that there is still 10-20 minutes of walking if you choose to go by metro.

Metro from Amsterdam Central Station:

  • Metro 54, toward Gein – Stop: Waterlooplein
  • Metro 51, toward Westwijk – Stop: Waterlooplein

Tram from Amsterdam Central Station:

  • Tram 24, toward VU Medisch centrum – Stop: Muntplein
  • Tram 9, toward Diemen – Stop: Rembrandtplein

With the widget below you can find real-time travel based on your current location. This application will help you when you are not sure which bus or tram you can take from your location.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Foam Museum

    1. Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
      Unfortunately, the museum is not fully wheelchair accessible. Due to the age and size of the museum, most rooms do not have elevators.
      You can, however, contact the museum (see above) to discuss possible alternatives.
    2. Is there dining nearby?
      The Foam Museum has a café on the premises. You can just have a quick bite to eat, or you can reserve a table for private dining.
    3. Can I use my I amsterdam card for free admission?
      Yes! The Foam Museum allows free entrance with the use of your card.

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