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Vermeer Centrum Delft

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Address: Voldergracht 21, 2611 EV Delft, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 (0)15 - 213 85 88
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Fascinating house but be warned about Delft's parking scam

The Vermeer’s house itself is worth a visit but it will cost you unless you park your car in a garage. The Regionale Belaisting Groep – a cash-hungry private company, which... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The Vermeer’s house itself is worth a visit but it will cost you unless you park your car in a garage. The Regionale Belaisting Groep – a cash-hungry private company, which “operates” Delft’s parking system runs a scam penalising unsuspecting visitors. Most of the streets are not clearly sign-posted for “special parking zones” (apparently only at the entry to these... More 

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Saltillo, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A quick visit would be enough but it is still interesting! It does not have any originals nor anything original from Vermeer, it is more kind of a stage.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Take your time and enjoy this interactive museum designed to bring the world of Vermeer to the viewer. Depictions of his works, an introduction film, interesting displays on light and its effect on his style, and assumptions on what he "could have" meant as he painted his remarkable work. Its a fine place for children over 10 or such and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The other really famous Dutch painter ... fascinating insight into Vermeer's life (when not a lot is known about him) and the Dutch art scene and society in the 17th Century. Audio guide very important - I normally don't use them, but here I'd say it is essential. Seeing his paintings without a single painting present was very exciting and... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

It doesn't include any Vermeer's original paintings, but you have the chance to see the copies of all of his paintings. This gives you the opportunity to understand Vermeer's evolution during his career, compare and understand the different patterns and have a more global perspective of his works. It is worth visiting it.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Interesting attempt to explain an artist but not enough content, somewhat repetitive in discussion of symbolism, and no original art. The audio guide was clever - just point it at a marker to get an explanation. The range and chronology of his work was interesting to see. Brief discussions of topics like preparation of paints and making brushes.

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Winter in Delft is very different from a summer afternoon in this little city painted by the enigmatic master Vermeer, but it has a charm all its own. If you are weary from the cold and the wind and angry at the train station construction site that messes up the entry to the old town, visit the Vermeer Centre and... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Vermeer Centrum is a worthwhile tour. While they do not have any original Vermeers (there are only 34 authenticated paintings in the world), they do an excellent job of showing Vermeer life, attitude, and how he used light in so many different ways. Some people will complain there are no original Vermeers in his house. Not me. It was... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Vermeer Centrum is a fine building turned into a museum in the center of Delft. It is privately run. You can see all paintings of Vermeer and have an impression of his environments in his time. However, all of the paintings are replicates, painted on mediocre quality materials. His paintings are scattered around the world, though some major ones still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The museum takes you through a journey to the time Vermeer lived and worked. You get to see replicas of all his works as well as learn about how he became one of the greatest and influential painters of all time. Well worth a visit.

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