Visitor information

News: measures due to the coronavirus
Foam is closed

In line with the guidelines of the Central Government concerning the coronavirus, Foam will be temporarily closed until further notice.
For more information see here.

Keep up and enjoy Foam online here.

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

Tomorrow Foam is closed
Mon-Sun closed

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  € 6,75
Students  € 4,75
CJP, pupils  € 4,25
Museumkaart, I Amsterdam Card, Holland Pass, Stadspas, ICOM, BankGiro Loterij VIP Card  
Children 12 and under  free
Groups  more info
Activity book for kids: FotoBaas  € 3,50

ATTENTION: Due to changing exhibitions, reduced admission prices (-50%) apply from 12 March until 19 March. See the current exhibitions programme here.

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.