Visitor information

To ensure a smooth visit, an online ticket reservation is preferred. Click here to reserve your ticket before visiting the museum.

We look forward to welcoming you to Foam and are doing all we can to ensure you have a safe and pleasant visit. Foam follows all guidelines of The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Scroll down to learn more about the additional measures in the museum.


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 is open until 6pm
Mon-Wed 10am - 6pm
Thu-Fri 10am - 9pm
Sat-Sun 10am - 6pm

Foam adheres to the prescribed maximum number of persons per m2 in our building to make sure all visitors can keep a safe distance. Therefore, to ensure a smooth visit, an online ticket reservation is preferred. Online tickets are valid on your selected day and time-slot. Free and reduced tickets can also be booked in advance to ensure entry.

Admission prices

Priority entrance is given to online reservations. Walk-ins are welcome on the day if there is availability.

Foam Fan, Foam FamilyClub Foam, Foam Fund  free
Adults  € 12,50
Students  € 9,50
CJP, pupils  € 8,50
Museumkaart, I Amsterdam Card, Holland Pass, Stadspas, ICOM, BankGiro Loterij VIP Card  
 free
Children 12 and under  free
Groups  more info
Activity book for kids: FotoBaas  € 3,50

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

Guidelines for your safe and pleasant visit:

• Routes are indicated to ensure that you can always keep sufficient distance from others. We use one-way traffic.
• Foam adheres to the prescribed maximum number of persons per m2 in our building to make sure all visitors can keep a safe distance.
• Foam is regularly cleaned to ensure a high level of hygiene.
• Soap and disinfectant handgel is available to visitors and staff.
• Toilet facilities are available but limited.
• There is no cloakroom available.

Please help us by following the guidelines below when you visit the museum:

• Stay at home if you feel unwell
• Access with pre-purchased tickets preferred for guaranteed entry, book your ticket(s) here.
• Come alone or with a small group (partner, housemates, family) of 4 persons maximum.
• Be on time.
• Have your ticket ready for our front desk.
• Follow the rules of the museum, the indicated route and the instructions of our staff
• Always maintain a 1.5 meter distance from others
• Give way to each other
• Contactless payments preferred
• Keep contact to a minimum.

Directions to Foam

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

Metro

  • 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)

Tram

  • 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)

Car

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

Accessibility

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

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