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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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A few days before we had beeen to Van Gogh museum in Amsrerdam which was very disappointing so I was not expecting much from this. Boy was I wrong! The exhibits were great, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Sadly, no originals on view-- go to the Reijksmuseum in Amsterdam or the Mauritshuis in Den Haag for that. But seeing copies of all his works was fascinating. There is a corner where you can have your picture taken in a reconstructed Vermeer scene. You can learn a lot about Vermeer's work here.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This museum takes a unique approach in presenting the works of Vermeer. The collection provides prints of Vermeer's works, giving details of the role of light and Vermeer's knowledge and understanding of both colours and light. One floor captures the materials he used in his painting, another floor provides details of the role love played in his paintings. The building... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This is not a museum with original Vermeer's paintings, but an exhibition of copies of his work and displays about the techniques he used. It tells you about Delft during that time and explains a lot about what you see when you look at a painting of Vermeer. In that sense it's very educational; it's definitely recommended for children! Entrance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Excelent very romantic beautiful town nice panorama beautiful shops very very romantic old historical great shops nice atmosphere

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This centre tell the life story of the artist Vermeer, painter of " The Girl with the Pearl Ear ring. All his known pictures are displayed (copies of course)' after the tour is finished there is a lovely coffee shop to renew your energy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I'm a huge fan of Vermeer, and he's the reason why I decided to visit Delft. Warning: the museum doesn't have any paintings! Still, it offers a comprehensive perspective of Vermeer's work, life, with a strong focus on his artistic methods and various possible interpretations on the works. I was impressed how the storytelling of one artist can be so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Although Delft does not have any original paintings by Vermeer this center introduces you to all his paintings. It also has a very good exhibition on how Vermeer used light for different effects and a room that explains his colour pallet and the paints and brushes that he used. It gives you lots of background information you can use when... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A few days before we had beeen to Van Gogh museum in Amsrerdam which was very disappointing so I was not expecting much from this. Boy was I wrong! The exhibits were great, the audioguide was superb,and there several exhibits that explained the technical use of light and the technical side of perspective in drawing

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

While the Vermeer Centrum does have any of his original works, it does have a copy of every one of his known paintings in chronological order which provides a wonderful overview of his paintings. You can see the similarities between different paintings and appreciate the fine details of his work

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Worth visiting before you see any Vermeers in Den Haag or Amsterdam. Very informative and good facilities.

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