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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 23 attractions in Delft
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Västerbotten
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A great center with beautiful views and great atmosphere. We spend some time listening to a musician and went into a cheese story to have some free samples. We truly enjoyed it.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is a very good exhibit, however, if you're looking to see the Girl With the Pearl Earring, you won't find it here. you would have to go to the Maurits House for that.

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New York
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I'm assuming if you're in Delft, you love Vermeer. This museum and cultural center gives the best 1-2 hour summary of the importance of his work. If you are already a Vermeer expert it may not add, but if like most visitors, still learning, this will impress. It simply has to be visited as it's also Vermeer 'in situ'. Go

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Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This does not have original paintings, rather it is an interpretive centre with a shop, audioguide, historical background on the life and times of Vermeer, analysis of the art, and even a little setup of the Girl at a Window that you can put yourself in for a picture. Allow at least an hour.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

As an inhabitant of Delft, I regularly visit the Vermeer Centre in the centre of Delft. With its recent renovation, the Vermeer centre is really up-to-date and more interesting than ever. Take the free audiotour (in various languages). All about the histrory of Delft and its famous painter.

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England,UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Delft is a beautiful town to even just stroll around, and the Vermeer Centre was the icing on the cake. The staff are very friendly & helpful. The Centre has copies of the majority of Vermeers work, spread over 3 floors, and paintings are arranged in chronological order. You can use the free audioguide to visit just a few key... More

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U.K.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Before we went I read a few poor reviews about the Vermeer Centrum, however that didn't stop us and we really enjoyed it. Lots of 'hands on' exhibits, everything was labelled in Dutch and English. We bought a Delft Pass which gave entry to several other attractions and also gave us free coffee and cake at the Vermeer Centrum. The... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Although there are only copies of the Vermeer works .. the museum is wonderful! Enjoyed learning about his life and the hidden symbolism in his paintings. Display on how Vermeer used lighting in his paintings was very informative. Even a place to snap a Vermeer-type photo. I came away a huge Vermeer fan!

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London, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I didn't really know Vermeer paintings apart from the famous one. As mentioned in the other reviews, they show only replicas, but the most important thing is how they explain his life, techniques and themes. The exhibition is very straightforward and easy to follow. I was really impressed by this place.

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Salisbury UK
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31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you like Vermeer's paintings and love historical places then you must visit this town. The atmosphere is wonderful and the museums are excellent, especially those relating to the artist and porcelain industry. You will need two days to complete a thorough visit.

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