Foam is centered in the community and we do everything we can to make the museum more accessible to as many people as possible. Photography is created by everyone, for everyone–regardless of origin, age or disability.

The building

Foam is located in three adjoining, monumental canalside buildings in Amsterdam. Because of the previous owner, Carel Joseph Fodor, the buildings have a joint history. In 1863 he founded Museum Fodor, the first museum for modern art in Amsterdam. In 2001, architecture firm Benthem Crouwel transformed the three buildings into a single modern museum. The building's fascinating history not only lends a unique atmosphere to the museum, but also makes the museum more exciting to navigate, with many stairs and various differences in level.

The museum offers an elevator, a handicapped accessible bathroom, and a loading zone where visitors can be dropped off.

Wheelchairs & mobility scooters

Unfortunately our monumental building is not fully accessible to wheelchairs as not all museum rooms are accessible via elevator. Unfortunately it is not possible to visit the museum with a mobility scooter or electrical wheelchair.

Before your visit, be sure to contact us so we can discuss the possibilities together.

Free admission for accompanying caregivers

If someone is accompanying you to the museum, their admission is free with valid proof of entitlement (OV-Begeleiderskaart).  

Guide dogs

Pets are not allowed in the museum, with the exception of leashed, registered guide dogs.

Dutch Sign Language tour

For the deaf and hearing impaired, Foam organises a free tour in Dutch Sign Language on the first Thursday of each month.

Would you like to book a tour or photography workshop at another time? Please contact the Education department to discuss the possibilities via education@foam.org or +31 (0)20 551 6500.

Custom tours

At Foam, it is possible to adjust one of our regular programmes to your specific needs. We offer many options for special guidance, more time, or other requests. The possibilities of a customised tour can be discussed with the Education department via education@foam.org or +31 (0)20 551 6500.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam Delta Lloyd, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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