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Nederlands Fotomuseum (Dutch Photography museum)

Architecture, Museum

The Nederlands Fotomuseum (Statedam entrance) has managed a large part of the photographic heritage in the Netherlands since the late 1980s. The museum also organizes international exhibitions on photography, guided by the strong documentary tradition and its innovation. One time a social or artistic theme is central, the other time an internationally image-defining photographer.

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

Groups from 15 people can visit the museum with or without a guided tour. It is possible to book tailor-made tours. Experienced guides, who have photographic and photo-historical knowledge, take the visitor through the museum, the exhibitions or the depots. You can choose from the languages Dutch, English, French, Italian and Chinese (Cantonese).

The Nederlands Fotomuseum is easily accessible by tram, metro (stop Wilhelminaplein) and water taxi. In the immediate vicinity there is paid parking for more than 500 cars.