Huis Marseille, Amsterdam

Huis Marseille, Amsterdam

One of the most stunning structures in Amsterdam decorated with breathtaking photography; the Huis Marseille offers its viewers a chance to encounter art within art. The first museum in Amsterdam dedicated to photography; Huis Marseille showcases contemporary as well as historical photographs.

Located on the Keizersgracht canal the Museum is located in an elegant 17th century merchant house. Dating back to 1665, the house was custom built by a wealthy French family. The building has an immaculate façade that makes the building stand out elegantly from its surrounding. However, it was not until 1993 that the house was purchased by the De Pont Modern Art Foundation and converted into a museum. Opened to the public in 1999, it has served as a platform not only for contemporary, upcoming and budding photographers but also old school, historical and famous photographers. The Huis Marseille is very popular for its temporary exhibits that are rotated every three months.

The museum is spread in six exhibits that help the viewer appreciate the world through the photographer and the camera’s eye. Today the museum not only boasts of a fantastic collection of stunning photography but also has provides as a photographic library. Inaugurated in 2003, the Huis Marseille museum has also a vast database of photographic information viewers can browse through. Open throughout the week except on Monday, the Huis Marseille is a must visit in Amsterdam.

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Sight Name: Huis Marseille
Sight Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Western Canal Belt Walking Tour  

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km

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