Sitting grandly on the Keizergracht 401, the photography museum Huis Marseille is one of my favourite places in Amsterdam. It is never overcrowded and often you feel like you have the place to yourself (whether this is sustainable for a museum is another question). It’s the perfect rainy day location - we have a lot of them - and they have THE BEST library of photography books to browse through.
They recently launched a new exhibit by Koos Breukal; an intimate and touching series of portraits of his son Casper. He takes us on a photographic journey through Casper’s life, from the very first moments, friendships, the influences of Dutch sub-culture to becoming a young man.
"See me as a bad father, but consider me a good friend"
I have a young son myself and found these portraits to be particularly moving. The quote above stuck with me; perhaps one day my son will consider me a good friend but hopefully not a terrible father!
The exhibition is showing until the Dec 2. Museum Card holders get in for free!
For more information: www.huismarseille.nl