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Vermeer Centrum Delft

Address: Voldergracht 21, 2611 EV Delft, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 (0)15 - 213 85 88
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Ranked #8 of 24 Attractions in Delft
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

You deserve this visit, especially if you go with children (in my case 3!). They receive a sheet with particular of the paintings and they have to write where they find them: simple and sharp!! Thus you can enjoy the exposition. Do no expect original paintings: but you get the flavors of that age and peculiar situation. Worthwhile

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There are no real paintings of Vermeer here. In this centrum you learn about the life of Vermeer and also the techniques that he used in his paintings. I think it is too expensive for what you get (museumkaart holders only get a discount so no free entry). If you really want to know all of Vermeer life's and to... More 

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Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You're in the home town of Vermeer and one main visiting attraction is for sure Vermeer museum. You're going to be very excited thinking that it might the house he used to live in... But it is not... You'll think ok... it is not the house he lived in..so what?! at least there will be some paintings! But again...no...there are... More 

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sardegna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Nice and complete explaination of the life and art by Vermeer, using all media : images, video, sound, objects.

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Senior Contributor
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A most informative and memorable visit. Allow enough time to study the wonderful educational exhibits. Beings within the town centre allow one to enjoy many cultural experiences in the one day. A lovely town.

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