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Vermeer Centrum Delft

Voldergracht 21, 2611 EV Delft, The Netherlands
31 (0)15 - 213 85 88
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Ranked #5 of 27 Attractions in Delft
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We really enjoyed this little museum. Although there were no real paintings (go to the museums in Amsterdam to see some) the museum was really educational and informative. We learnt a lot about his technique and how he used light and shade in his art. It was also interesting to learn about the art community at that time in Delft... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

An excellent presentation of Vermeer's life and work. He was a ground breaking artist - and this center does justice to exploring his skill and techniques. Well worth a visit - even if you are not an art fanatic

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A very well planned visitor attraction. Educational and pleasant. Although there are no original Vermeer paintings in the exhibition it does not take away from the experience. Very good coffee and cake!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I enjoyed this museum very much. True, there are none of the original paintings by Vermeer here, but visitors can see copies of each one (even the one stolen from ISGM in Boston). I think that seeing them, in order, gives the visitor a sense of development in the artist's maturity and craft. Combine that with the "techniques" information, and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The first floor (Vermeer's studio) is dedicated to Vermeer's approach to his work. The second floor (Vermeer's lab) explains his techniques and shows an exhibition called "Love Messages from Vermeer". All the sudden you realise there is no third floor, so where are Vermeer's paintings? Well, not there! The centrum does not own any of his paintings and I felt... More

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Vancouver, B.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The bottom floor shows all his works in chronological order, which we found interesting. I knew that Vermeer had a magic way with light, but this museum explained how he did it. The 1st floor showed how he perceived light and the techniques he employed to represent it. Tomorrow we go to the Mauritshuis where I hope what I learned... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is an absolute must. The Center does not own works by Vermeer. Instead, it guides you through all his works in chronological order via reproductions. Audio guides in many languages are included in the price of admission. At the end of this visit you will know the history of Delft for the period of Vermeer's life, gain insight in... More

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Grand Bend, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We spent three days in Delft in August. Unfortunately it rained on and off for our visit here which gave us an opportunely to tour the indoor sights of Delft thanks to our purchase of a Delft card. The card gives admission to five attractions. One of these was the Vermeer centre. We were aware of Vermeer having seen the... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

First of all, I'll start with the positives, the Vermeer centre does have a nice film .There is a film which introduces you to the world in which Vermeer lived. There are also interesting displays that introduce you to his painting techniques and which provide you with biographical information. There is also a display on the materials that he used... More

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Very well done with prints and where they are located. Lots of detail about art of the time and his process. Filled in what might have happened since there is so little known about him. But he died in extreme poverty. A shame.

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