Once you’ve hit the inevitable tourist haunts in the Museumplein like the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, hop on your bike and head over to the canal belt for something a little fresher. Located in a striking canal house on the Keizersgracht, Foam’s museum has as many as four different photography exhibitions on display at any one time. While you can certainly find impressive retrospectives of artists like Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon here, Foam is dedicated to showcasing the works of budding photographers. On your way out, snag a copy of Foam’s quarterly magazine – it makes a far better souvenir than a postcard.
Keizersgracht 609 1017 DS