25% discount
with the Rotterdam Welcome Card

Nederlands Fotomuseum (Dutch Photography museum)

Architecture, Museum
25% discount
with the Rotterdam Welcome Card
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The Nederlands Fotomuseum (Statedam entrance) has managed a large part of the photographic heritage in the Netherlands since the late 1980s. The museum also organises international exhibitions on photography driven by its strong documentary tradition and the innovation thereof. The focus could be a social or artistic theme or an internationally iconic photographer.

The Fotomuseum is located in the striking, industrial Las Palmas building, once the workshop building of the Holland-America Line, which was completely renovated in 2006. It is on the Wilhelminapier on the Kop van Zuid, surrounded by cultural hotspots and other symbols of the Holland America Line, such as Hotel New York and Cruise Terminal Rotterdam.

Groups of 15 people or more can visit the museum with or without a guided tour. It is possible to book customised tours. Experienced guides, who have photographic and photo-historical knowledge, take the visitor through the museum, the exhibitions and the depots. The tours are in Dutch, English, French, Italian or Chinese (Cantonese).

The Nederlands Fotomuseum is easily accessible by tram, metro (stop Wilhelminaplein) and water taxi. Paid parking for more than 500 cars is available nearby.

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Weekly openings

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00