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The Nederlands Fotomuseum is a multi-functional museum that provides insight into all different aspects of photography. Not only does the museum have various exhibition programmes with famous international photographers and young talent, you can also view the digital collection (over 100.000 photographs), relax in the film lounge, or visit the photography library.
The museum organises different activities for all ages such as workshops, lectures en special guided tours. With more than 130 archives of Dutch photographers, the museum possesses a rich overview of 100 years Dutch (photography) history.
Photographs from the museum collection museum are also for sale. The museum shop offers a broad collection of amazing photography books, photographs and cards.
The museum is situated in former warehouse Las Palmas on the Wilhelminapier, one of the most photogenic places at the Maas river. There are many restaurants near the museum (for example Hotel New York, Fish restaurant Las Palmas by Herman den Blijker and Café Rotterdam). The new Luxor theatre and cinema/jazz stage LantarenVenster are at walking distance.
* 50% discount on admission fee with the Rotterdam Welcome Card *
Things to do
The Dark Room / Nederlands Fotomuseum
Extraordinary stories from the history of Dutch photography. Drawing from the museum’s rich collection, over 185 years of photography are brought to vivid life.
Viviane Sassen - UMBRA / Nederlands Fotomuseum
In this special commission for the museum, Sassen has created a series of new works centred around her characteristic style of playing with shadows.
Carleton E. Watkins – Mammoth photographs of California / Nederlands Fotomuseum
Watkins moved to California in the mid-19th century and dedicated his life to photographing the landscapes and cityscapes of the American West.