Foam is a leading photography museum in the heart of Amsterdam, exhibiting all facets of photography. Discover the current exhibitions programme, learn about our award-winning magazine or browse the shop with limited edition prints, magazines and photobooks. 

Opening hours

Today Foam opens at 10am
Mon-Wed 10am - 6pm
Thu-Fri 10am - 9pm
Sat-Sun 10am - 6pm

Admission prices

Foam is operating with a cash-free policy. To visit Foam, the bookshop or Foam Café, we ask you to please pay by card or pre-order your (event)ticket online.

Foam Fan, Foam FamilyClub Foam, Foam Fund free
Adults  € 15,00
Students  € 12,00
CJP, pupils  € 11,00
Museumkaart, I Amsterdam Card, Holland Pass  € 2,50
Children 12 and under  free
Stadspas, ICOM, BankGiro Loterij VIP Card  free
Groups  more info
Activity book for kids: FotoBaas  € 3,50

Due to the complex production process and the special content of the Brassaï exhibition, which has been specially created for Foam and consists of unique and very fragile vintage prints, a one-time surcharge of € 2,50 applies to the regular admission price during the exhibition period. This amount is already included in the prices indicated above.

Occasionally Foam organises events and lectures, so certain exhibitions might not be accessible. Before you visit, please check the programme. 

Directions to Foam

Foam is best reached by public transport or on foot. Plan your route using Public Transport Travel Information or Google Maps


  • From Central Station: route 52, direction Zuid (Vijzelgracht metro stop)
  • From Zuid Station: route 52, direction Noord (Vijzelgracht metro stop)
  • From Amstel Station: route 51, 53, 54, direction Central Station (Waterlooplein metro stop)


  • From Central Station: trams 24 (Muntplein tram stop); 4 or 14 (Rembrandtplein tram stop); 2, 11, 12 (Koningsplein tram stop)
  • From Sloterdijk Station: tram 19 (Spiegelgracht tram stop)


If you travel by car, the best place to park is Apcoa Parking (Prins & Keizer). 

Foam Café

Foam Café is situated on the ground floor of Foam's Keizersgracht building. It's a lovely place to enjoy a healthy breakfast, tasty lunch or homemade cake. You can take a seat and relax after your visit at Foam or reserve a table.

> Read more about Foam Café


Our monumental building is not fully wheelchair-accessible. Be sure to contact us before your visit so we can discuss the possibilities together. Visitors who are unable to navigate their way through the museum independently are permitted to bring a companion with them for free.

> Read more about accessibility

Group visits

Foam offers dynamic group activities for all ages, from tours focused on content to challenging workshops. All our programmes revolve around the museum's exhibitions, with a focus on looking closely at the photography. Due to the often-changing exhibitions, there is something new to see almost every month. 

> Read more about group visits 

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