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Vermeer Centrum Delft

Voldergracht 21, 2611 EV Delft, The Netherlands
+31 15 213 8588
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The Vermeer Centrum Delft offers the visitor a discovery tour through the life, works and town of the 17th century master of light: Johannes Vermeer. The section 'Vermeer's world' shows you 17th century Delft. Wander through the famous 'View of Delft' and meet Vermeer's environment: his clients, his family and his rich mother-in-law. In Vermeer's world there are copies of all his paintings in their original size, an entire own world in his 37 works. Vermeer's atelier is dedicated to Vermeer's working methods. Discover how Vermeer mastered light in the light studio. Experiment with the camera obscura and play with colour, hidden views and perspective. And literally step into one of Vermeer's paintings. Many of the Delft painter Johannes Vermeer's paintings are about love. Sometimes it is obvious, but other times he subtly refers to it by painting certain objects or details. These objects and details can be seen in the exhibition 'Vermeer's love messages'. Learn to recognise the symbols in Vermeer's paintings. Besides a visit to the centrum, Vermeer can also be discovered on foot. An individual walk has been set out along all the highlights in Vermeer's life. The Vermeer Combiticket gives you access to all the locations.
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Voldergracht 21, 2611 EV Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday

We were visiting Delft for the day and happened upon this museum. Had we read the website beforehand we would have realised that there were only reproductions throughout. However, we do think that there should be a clear disclaimer at the door and that the...More

Thank Lamel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the Vermeers are not authentic, as many are in the Rijksmuseum, the center did a magnificent job of historical refernces to this great artist who painted here and was born in Delft.

Thank Caroline72747
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Nice review, thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're interested in art and art history, I highly recommend it. Our son just finished a high school art history course and we spent over an hour visit that held his interest. I highly recommend the audio tour to get the most of the...More

Thank Belmarmom
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and for your tip to take the train to see 'The Girl With A Pearl Earring'. After visiting us, Vermeers real work will get more meaning.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum really gives a great overview of the work of Vermeer and his relationship to the city of Delft. It's small but very good. It does not, however, have any art work from Vermeer. It's not an art museum, but historical and cultural. A...More

Thank ces563
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for you review. Yes we are a cultural centre and give information about Vermeer's live and work. Vermeer's you can see in museums around the world.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We easily found this small very interesting museum as we walked into town. There were excellent signs posted in the town centre. It's a small museum but was very informative regarding their local star, the painter Vermeer. For the uninitiated to the Dutch Masters like...More

1  Thank Lisa W
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Beautiful review, thanks!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a huge art lover and knew nothing about Vermeer but the audio guide was good and really held my interest.

Thank trigirlsheila
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good to read that your visit was worthwhile.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here, in the very center of Delft is located this Centrum dedicated to the life and work of great dutch painter, that is, Johannes Vermeer. The Centrum is situated in one old building from 17th century and offers the visitors a discovery tour through the...More

Thank Oleg Y
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

A beautiful description of our Centre. Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

A peaceful town where you can enjoy a lovely atmosphere and beautiful buildings. It's very close to Den Haag and Schipol airoport so a stop there for half a day it's a great idea!

1  Thank Daniel_Draghici
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. A visit of the 'Vermeer Centrum Delft' takes about one hour, so plenty of time to see the rest of the city.

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Even if you are not that into Vermeer, the venue is worth visiting. Located in one of the old building at the heart of the city center, has a modern interior and an elevator to access all the three floor. Hold copies and provides explanation...More

1  Thank ajenkneja
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks for your nice review!

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

It's a great museum with copies of most pictures and explanation of techniques. If you see the film "The girl with the pearl earring" before you arrive you will enjoy even more.

1  Thank E8887TZmartinp
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Indeed a nice movie!

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