Vermeer Centrum Delft
Vermeer Centrum Delft
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Vermeer Centrum Delft offers the visitor a discovery tour through the life, works and town of the 17th century master of light: Johannes Vermeer. The section 'Vermeer's world' shows you 17th century Delft. Wander through the famous 'View of Delft' and meet Vermeer's environment: his clients, his family and his rich mother-in-law. In Vermeer's world there are copies of all his paintings in their original size, an entire own world in his 37 works. Vermeer's atelier is dedicated to Vermeer's working methods. Discover how Vermeer mastered light in the light studio. Experiment with the camera obscura and play with colour, hidden views and perspective. And literally step into one of Vermeer's paintings. Many of the Delft painter Johannes Vermeer's paintings are about love. Sometimes it is obvious, but other times he subtly refers to it by painting certain objects or details. These objects and details can be seen in the exhibition 'Vermeer's love messages'. Learn to recognise the symbols in Vermeer's paintings. Besides a visit to the centrum, Vermeer can also be discovered on foot. An individual walk has been set out along all the highlights in Vermeer's life. The Vermeer Combiticket gives you access to all the locations.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Nayantara71
    Colchester, United Kingdom116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful collection
    The thought of spending time viewing a collection of replicas was not immediately exciting but we decided to visit anyway. We were pleasantly surprised at how engaging the experience was. Spread across three floors, the museum showcases the works of Vermeer, the pigments he used, interpretations of his work and, most powerfully, his use of light. Vermeer's original works are on display at various museums across the world so, although these pieces are replicas, this is the only single collection of all his work. Audio guides are included in the price of the ticket.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Martin W
    453 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolut super, personell very friendly, Exhibition is very good
    Vermeer is strongly connected with Delft and when you want to learn more about this outstanding Artistik, the Vermeer Center is the place to be. The Exhibition is very good made, with audioguide, interactive stations and more. The personnel is very kind and helpfull. For Children you can make a little quiz with a nice price, when you did it right, great!!!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 26, 2023
  • M G
    Arlington, Virginia94 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small Museum about the Life and Works of Vermeer
    This is a small, modern museum in central Delft dedicated to perhaps its most famous artist, Johannes Vermeer. We visited in April 2023. The museum does not include any original works by Vermeer, but there are reproductions and multiple displays about his life and times in Delft. The replica paintings were arranged in a line along the lower level, and each included information about its creation and themes. There are also displays about Vermeer’s artworks and techniques, including one table/display replicating the magnificent interior light demonstrated in many of his interior paintings. Overall, a rather compact museum with ticket prices in line with other comparable institutions. Displays were in both Dutch and English. It was extremely busy when we visited, so many areas were crowded with people, which detracted from the experience. (We did visit during a holiday week.) Amenities included restrooms, lockers, and a large gift shop. There were no issues with photography. Recommended for art and history lovers.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Jan S
    88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Exhibition
    We visited the centre as they had an exhibition about Vermeer’s life in Delft and his paintings. The audio tour took you through what his paintings represented, the symbols and subjects. It was very interesting and more than I expected. Up a level is all about restoration and the paints and colours he used. We were there for 2 hours and really enjoyed our visit. Probably not for very young children but any teen interested in art should appreciate it.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 9, 2023
  • helgre2016
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Veermeer Visit
    Having had a good walk around Delft we went to the Vermeer exhibition. Here we could then see the places we had visited in the Vermeer pictures. There was an excellent display and explanation of the use of light, and lots of details about the paintings and his style of painting. There were videos to watch as well. This was a well laid out exhibition and although we are not art crazy we really enjoyed the way this was simply but well explained and found it very enjoyable.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 12, 2023
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Laetitia
Brussels, Belgium14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
We went there yesterday and spent less than 30 min inside. You can expect replicas of Vermeer, paintings inspired by Vermeer (meaning replicas with a modern touch) and more about Vermeer’s history. Save your time and money and just make a google search! The shop is the worst: they have (I kid you not) +40 books, all about Vermeer! How can you sell 40 different books about a painter??? The people before us left complaining. They should indicate that this is a replicas museum!
Written June 29, 2020
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ciscokid23
Coral Gables, FL245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Unable to secure tickets to the special Vermeer exhibit at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, chose to visit this attraction in Delft as the next best thing. Very glad I did. After having experienced the mob of people at the Rijksmuseum (Rembrandt, not Vermeer), it was delightful to view the excellent video reproductions of all the known Vermeer paintings, carefully explained by an excellent audio guide. Side exhibits on Vermeer's innovative use of light and the symbolism in his paintings provided much-needed insights into his art. In addition, the historical context of Vermeer's work in Delft is carefully documented in the museum's exhibits on Delft. And, all of this without the distraction of mobs of tourists taking "selfies"!
Written June 13, 2023
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M G
Arlington, VA94 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is a small, modern museum in central Delft dedicated to perhaps its most famous artist, Johannes Vermeer. We visited in April 2023. The museum does not include any original works by Vermeer, but there are reproductions and multiple displays about his life and times in Delft. The replica paintings were arranged in a line along the lower level, and each included information about its creation and themes. There are also displays about Vermeer’s artworks and techniques, including one table/display replicating the magnificent interior light demonstrated in many of his interior paintings.

Overall, a rather compact museum with ticket prices in line with other comparable institutions. Displays were in both Dutch and English. It was extremely busy when we visited, so many areas were crowded with people, which detracted from the experience. (We did visit during a holiday week.) Amenities included restrooms, lockers, and a large gift shop. There were no issues with photography. Recommended for art and history lovers.
Written August 31, 2023
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Albert_v_B
Munich, Germany101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
One can start by watching a short wide-screen introductory video. Further on the ground floor there are copies of Vermeer's paintings with short descriptions and the audio guide also has further comments about some of them.
It's a pity that the original work is not on display, but it was still quite pleasant and educational to look at the copies of the paintings.
On the first and second floors there are more explanations of how Vermeer used for example perspective, space, colour and lighting, but unfortunately I didn't really have enough to work through these in detail.
There is also a shop (and toilets and lockers) on the ground floor selling some memorabilia (I bought some serviettes).
Overall worth the visit and the €12 entry fee.
Written January 11, 2023
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Martin W
453 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Vermeer is strongly connected with Delft and when you want to learn more about this outstanding Artistik, the Vermeer Center is the place to be. The Exhibition is very good made, with audioguide, interactive stations and more. The personnel is very kind and helpfull. For Children you can make a little quiz with a nice price, when you did it right, great!!!
Written July 26, 2023
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Maggie VDK
Mansfield, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
This museum is a must if you visit Delft. With a six minute film at the start to introduce to Vermeer’s Delft through to the recorded commentary that you can listen to as you progress through the exhibition. Excellent, spotlessly clean facilities and friendly staff. Can’t recommend highly enough.
Written April 23, 2022
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Lisamarch
Chatham, IL1,830 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We visited the day before going to The Hague where we saw Girl With a Pearl Earring. Great way to learn about Vermeer, including the history of art during his time, his use of light, his benefactor and financial history, and to see reproductions of his work. A couple interactive activities, too. Good gift shop. Lockers on ground floor.
Written June 12, 2023
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Lutitlu
Friesland Province, The Netherlands255 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
It is very interesting.
However the set up of the whole exhibition is not the best. All the reproduction of the paintings are on the same floor. With the audioguides and the videos it gets a bit loud easily and crowded since that's where all the visitors spend most of their time.
The rest of the exhibition was not super interesting to us, I guess you must know your art better to enjoy the technicalities but I am sure it finds its audience.
Written August 8, 2021
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helgre2016
Chelmsford, UK153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Having had a good walk around Delft we went to the Vermeer exhibition. Here we could then see the places we had visited in the Vermeer pictures.
There was an excellent display and explanation of the use of light, and lots of details about the paintings and his style of painting.
There were videos to watch as well.
This was a well laid out exhibition and although we are not art crazy we really enjoyed the way this was simply but well explained and found it very enjoyable.
Written September 12, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jan S
Buxton88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We visited the centre as they had an exhibition about Vermeer’s life in Delft and his paintings.
The audio tour took you through what his paintings represented, the symbols and subjects.
It was very interesting and more than I expected. Up a level is all about restoration and the paints and colours he used.
We were there for 2 hours and really enjoyed our visit. Probably not for very young children but any teen interested in art should appreciate it.
Written September 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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