Beyond the norm

Besides the museums, Amsterdam is also home to plenty of smaller galleries and temporary photography exhibitions. Each year, professional press photographers, photo agencies, newspapers and magazines from all over the world are invited to submit their top news-related pictures for the annual World Press Photo exhibition. Another annual visitor to the city is the Pride Photo Award, which showcases the results of the annual international photography competition focused on sexual and gender diversity.

Lovers of rock photography will be in their element at the Rockarchive gallery, which displays a growing collection of rock and jazz images. More than 50 music photographers are featured, with images ranging from Parisian jazz clubs to Led Zeppelin. Film buffs can hop on the ferry to the view the photo collection at the EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam Noord, featuring in excess of 700,000 photographs, slides and negatives.

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