One of two Amsterdam photography museums, the Marseille is privately owned and housed in a spectacularly neck-gabled aristocratic merchant’s house along Keizersgracht (the Emperor’s Canal). Six galleries alternate photos from the museum’s permanent collection with worthy exhibitions of contemporary images that change every 3 months. As with so many Amsterdam galleries and museums in the Canal Ring, the building is part of the attraction; this one dates from the 17th century and takes its name from the plaque on the front of the house that depicts a map of Marseille harbor in France. The interior maintains many original features, including fireplaces, wooden floors, and plaster moldings as well as a ceiling fresco by Jacob van Campen. Out the back there’s a summer cafe in the delightful leafy courtyard garden.