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Category:Museums in Rotterdam

Nederlands Fotomuseum

With a rich gradated exhibition program of historical and contemporary Dutch and international photography treasures, the Netherlands Museum of Photography is the place to be for photography aficionados.

  • Presenting a century of Dutch history in images.
  • Historical and contemporary, national and international.
  • More than 130 archives of photographers.
Wilhelminakade 332
3072AR Rotterdam
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The Netherlands Museum of Photography

Dedicated to photography in the widest sense of the word, visitors can view the special exhibitions, take a look around in the collection, listen to the stories behind the photographs, and relax in the film lounge. The Netherlands Museum of Photography presents one of the most interesting mixes of exhibitions, publications, lectures and workshops for young and old.

Grand collection

The museum owns about 130 archives of Dutch photographers, which are preserved in the museum. The collection embraces the history of Dutch photography and presents more than a century of Dutch history in images. Over three million negatives and a large quantity of slides and prints document the life and work of Dutch photographers. Furthermore, the collection contains photo albums, glass negatives, autochromes and stereographs.

Images from the 21st century

As it is the 21st century, the Netherlands Museum of Photography also focuses on collecting and preserving digital images. The museum has selected the most beautiful, most exciting photographs as the highlights and turned them into a special collection.

Visit the Netherlands Photo Museum

The Netherlands Photo Museum is located in Rotterdam's Kop van Zuid and is surrounded by plenty of other attractions in Rotterdam, including Hotel New York, the Maastoren and the water taxi. The museum is accessible to everyone and is only closed on Mondays. Buy beautiful photos of the museum's collection as a souvenir.

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