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“Great overview of Vemeer's work.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vermeer Centrum Delft

Vermeer Centrum Delft
Voldergracht 21, 2611 EV Delft, The Netherlands
31 (0)15 - 213 85 88
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Ranked #8 of 23 Attractions in Delft
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great overview of Vemeer's work.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This place give an over view of Vemeer’s work and is life in Delft. It is centrally located and easy to get to. If you are feeling peckish there is a coffee shop inside to drink coffee and reflect on Vemeer’s work.

Visited January 2014
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“Excellent attraction, icy staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This was a very good exhibit and helps one understand how Vermeer used light in his paintings, and how he lived his life in Delft. The front desk staff, though, were the unfriendliest people we have seen in Holland. An icy cold woman behind the desk just stared at us when we came in. We had to eventually ask her how to proceed. The center itself is excellent, so it is a shame that they have people like that at their welcome desk. Make sure to show your Museumkart for a small discount off admission.

Visited March 2014
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“Very informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The Vermer Centrum gives a very detailled insight into the work and work techniques of Johannes Vermeer. The centrum details his progression as a painter while explaining his techniques, materials used and the science behind his paintings. The center has an audio guide which is informative but quite expensive. Though the centre is quite small, the information provided gives a good insight into Vermeer.

Visited February 2014
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“A revelation !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The Vermeer centre isn't there to display anything by Vermeer, but to tell you about him - his life, his education, his technique, and the materials he used. The explanation of the meanings of the paintings is fascinating. I'd always taken the paintings as just lovely domestic interiors, with no story or meaning apart from that, and had never imagined that, for example, the position of the wine-jug on the table would be so important !

If there isn't a tour on, there are audio-guides and panels on the walls, and I suppose you could get the information that way. But if there is a tour then take it - the guide is very good indeed.

Visited October 2013
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Waterloo, Belgium
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“NOT AN ORIGINAL INSIGHT”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Located within Vermeer's painter guild house and gives you an excellent overview of all his paintings, his technique and the hidden meanings contained within some of his most famous paintings. Unfortunately for Delft they have no originals and the reproductions could at least be framed.However ,it is a interesting place to visit for an hour or two during your city tour of lovely Delft.

Visited January 2014
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