Foam is a relatively new and excellent photography museum. It consistently holds solid exhibits, ranging from big names like Mario Testino or Henri Cartier-Bresson to lesser-known but none the less interesting photographers.
Keizergracht 609, it's located very centrally one of the major canals; tel: 020 551 6500; www.foam.nl
Housed in the Oude Kerk (in itself well worth a visit), to me the World Press Photo exhibition is about everything that modern cosmopolitan Amsterdam really represents: a tolerance and an affection for the rest of the world, combined with a deep concern for what's going on out there.
This showpiece of the planet's best photojournalism visits several cities around the world, but Amsterdam is its spiritual home and the Oude Kerk is a most appropriate setting.
Jacob Obrechtstraat 26;
tel: 20 676 6096;
The 2006 exhibition closes on June 18 but is on tour throughout Europe and the world: check www.worldpressphoto.nl for details.
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