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Since the late 1980s, the Nederlands Fotomuseum (Dutch Photography Museum) has been home to much of the country's photographic heritage. The museum also hosts international photography exhibitions, with a strong focus on innovation in the documentary tradition. Some are on a specific social or artistic theme, while others showcase a leading international photographer.
It is located in a prominent industrial building, Las Palmas, once the workshop building for the Holland-America Line, on the Wilhelminapier at De Kop van Zuid district. Renovated in 2006, it now stands amid cultural hotspots and other symbols of the Holland-America Line, such as the Hotel New York and Cruise Terminal Rotterdam.
Guided and non-guided tours of the museum are available for groups of 15 or more. Customised tours can also be booked. Experienced guides with photographic and photohistoric expertise are available to take visitors through the museum, the exhibitions or the archives. Available languages are Dutch, English, French, Italian and Chinese (Cantonese).
The Nederlands Fotomuseum is easy to get to by tram, metro (Wilhelminaplein stop) and water taxi. Five hundred paid parking spaces are available in the immediate vicinity.
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.
FACES | European portrait photography since 1990 / Nederlands Fotomuseum
This summer the Nederlands Fotomuseum will present an exhibition of work by 32 photographers and visual artists who have helped determine the renewal within European portrait photography in the past few decades.
Annette Behrens | Looking for Karl / Nederlands Fotomuseum
The discovery of the so-called Höcker Album in September 2007 made headlines all over the world. From the start, visual artist Annette Behrens was intrigued by the unique photo album.
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