As an art school student I visited a lot of museums. Mostly containing fine art, graphic art, drawings, paintings and sculpture. But over the past few years I became more and more interested in photography as an art form. That is why nowadays the museum I visit most in Rotterdam is the Nederlands Foto Museum (Dutch Photo Museum). Located in Las Palmas, an old warehouse on the Wilhelmina Pier (check the Wilhelminapier article) and close to Hotel New York and the Nhow Hotel, it is a relatively small museum, but with a wonderful collection and always great exhibitions.
The main hall on the ground floor shows a big exhibition around one theme or one photographer. Downstairs in the cellar you will find a smaller exhibition and a permanent exhibition with loads of pictures from the archives and the collection of the museum. Mostly highlights from famous Dutch photographers like Ed van der Elsken, Piet Zwart and Emmy Andriesse.
If you want to take some photographs home that is possible too because they sell prints of famous Dutch photographs. Too expensive? You can buy books in the bookshop as well.