The city’s museums and galleries have opened their doors and are ready to show you work from cutting-edge photographers. In light of coronavirus (COVID-19), you must book a time slot online before visiting the gallery and follow directions once you’re there.


The work of two Dutch photographers can be seen at the Rijksmuseum this winter. Pioneering photojournalist Willem Diepraam worked from the 1970s on, capturing images that highlight the Dutchness of the period in former Dutch colonies and beyond following independence. The second is Ed van der Elsken, known for iconic images from the second world war into the 1970s in the Netherlands and further afield. This exhibition sheds light on his working practice and features more than 100 objects — including prints, photo book designs and contact sheets — that reveal his hand in the creation of his work.

Until 10 January 2021 // Rijksmuseum

Hello Sailor

Angels of the sea

Angels of the Sea by Belgian photographer Stephan Vanfleteren’s at the Het Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam is an absolute delight. These black and white portraits of young students at The Royal Maritime Academy IBIS in Belgium are glorious not just in technique but for the energy they portray. Traditionally, students of this school learn about the sea, everything from reading it to sailing on it, even how to fish it.

Until 5 April 2021 // Het Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam

Foam Talent

Foam Talent

Every year Foam showcases the very best work chosen from portfolios submitted by photographers under 35 from across the globe. This presentation of a new generation of visual artists never disappoints with many going to become household names.

18 December 2020 to 21 April 2021 // Foam

Infinite Identities

Infinite Identities

See the work of eight artists and photographers using Instagram to communicate. It’s all about how social media can add a virtual layer to the art world, alongside the atelier, museum or gallery.

Until 28 February 2021 // Huis Marseille

Check What’s On for more photography exhibitions in Amsterdam.