Our 5 Favourite Photography Galleries in Amsterdam

 

Amsterdam has a vibrant photographic art scene. There are many small, independent galleries aside from the city’s large cultural institutions like Foam or Huis Marseille. Since we’re from Amsterdam and have a small thing for photography ;-) let's take a look at what we think are the greatest photography galleries in town!

 Photography by Bastiaan Woudt

Photography by Bastiaan Woudt

1. Kahman Gallery Amsterdam

Located in the beautiful centre of Amsterdam (the Jordaan) Kahmann Gallery embodies all that is photography. While the original concept was to focus purely on Dutch photographers, the scope has broadened over time to include equal volumes of work from international photographers. Kahmann Gallery presents a beautiful mix between vintage and contemporary photoworks. Besides a large vintage print collection (1930 – 1970) they represent the work of almost 30 national and international photographers.

Lindengracht 35, 1015 KB Amsterdam T: +31 20 8460 770 E: info@kahmanngallery.com Open: Tuesday – Friday 13-17h and by appointment on Saturday, https://www.kahmanngallery.com

 Photography by Robin de Puy

Photography by Robin de Puy

2. The Ravestijn Gallery

The Ravestijn Gallery was founded in Amsterdam in 2012 by Jasper Bode and Narda Van ‘t Veer with a focus on inquisitive and provocative approaches to contemporary photography. Bode and Van ‘t Veer respectively bring together several decades of experience curating photography exhibitions and representing a diverse group of photographic talents in the Netherlands and abroad. The gallery showcases several exhibitions a year, aimed at exploring new perspectives for photography in all its forms and showing ambitious international works.

Westerdoksdijk 603-A, 1013 BX  Amsterdam, T: 00 31 (0)20-5306005, E: info@theravestijngallery.com, Opening hours Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Saturday 12:00 - 17:00, http://www.theravestijngallery.com

 Photography by Rob Hornstra

Photography by Rob Hornstra

3. Flatland Gallery

Flatland is an internationally acclaimed contemporary art gallery based in Amsterdam. Guided by its core values of independent attitude, cosmopolitan outlook and audacious thinking the gallery seeks to push boundaries and exceed expectations with its fresh and multicultural selection of artists, media and oeuvres. The gallery has gained recognition for not only its work in contemporary photography but also in film, video, installations, sculptures, painting and drawings.

Lijnbaansgracht 312-314 Amsterdam, T: +31 (0)20 33 05321, M: info@flatlandgallery.com, Opening hours Wednesday - Saturday 13:00 - 18:00, http://www.flatlandgallery.com

 Photography Ed van der Elsken

Photography Ed van der Elsken

4. Annet Gelink Gallery

Annet Gelink Gallery is one of the leading Contemporary Art-galleries in the Netherlands. It is situated in the center of Amsterdam. Since its foundation in 2000, the gallery has been exhibiting work of groundbreaking artists, ranging from drawing, painting and photography to installation and video art. The primary aim of the gallery is to show new tendencies and individuals, focusing on both Dutch and international art.

Laurierstraat 187-189, NL-1016PL Amsterdam, tel: +31 20 3302066, Opening hours Tuesday to Friday 10 am-6pm Saturday 1-6pm, https://www.annetgelink.com

 Photography Gregory Halpern

Photography Gregory Halpern

5. Gallery Wouter van Leeuwen

Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, founded in 2001, works with young and established international photographers. Within the contemporary field, the gallery explores the interface between autonomous and documentary photography and focuses on works rooted in the traditional genres of landscape and portraiture.

Hazenstraat 27, 1016 SM Amsterdam, T. +31652031540, E. info@woutervanleeuwen.com, Open: Thursday through Saturday 12:00 – 18:00 hrs, http://www.woutervanleeuwen.com