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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 #3 of 25 Attractions in Delft
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Wonderful innovative presentation of Vermeer's background and talents. Fabulously easy to understand how he mastered the unique light, composition, and color of his paintings. English audio tour included in admission.

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

This is NOT a museum, but a collection of copies of all the work of Johannes Vermeer who lived in Delft, plus some more back ground information about the painter and his technic. It has also guided tours (English tour only on Sunday; took more than an hour, but is included in the price) as well as acoustic tours. It's... More

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Boulder, Cororado, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

While there is not a single original Vermeer painting in all of Delft, the lifetime home of Vermeer, this center manages to create a tremendous feeling for Vermeer's art. The discusssion of his use of light, his subtle hints at what is going on in his scenes, his exacting use of perspective and his seeming sensitivity to the subjects of... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Vermeer museum is one of these art museums that can be interesting for kids and adults alike. It's small size make it not tiring, the self guided tours delivers simple explanations on aspects that are normally concealed from the untrained eye and that can be conveyed to kids, and the rest of the exhibits bring the world of Vermeer to... More

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