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Vermeer Centrum Delft

Voldergracht 21, 2611 EV Delft, The Netherlands
+31 15 213 8588
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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.
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Voldergracht 21, 2611 EV Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well set up exhibition and although the paintings are copies, it is interesting to see Vermeer's oeuvre in one place. I felt that the information on the audio guide was a little didactic and directive, but still a lovely place to spend an hour or...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 1 week ago

No original Vermeer paintings here, more an experience of his life and work. Good for a rainy day. If you want to see the real thing take the short train ride to The Hague and visit the Mauritshuis.

Thank Pamela K
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We indeed do not have original paintings, we are a educational centre. We always say: visit us and learn about his live, his way of painting and than see the real paintings. It will be a better experience when you understand what you see.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although there are no original Vermeer's left in his hometown of Delft, this "Vermeer Learning Center" gives a unique overview of the master and how he painted. In one room you see actual size reproductions of all known works which are spread throughout the world...More

Thank Constant_Discovery
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful review. We couldn't have said it better ourself. Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This establishment does a creditable job to inform you of the life of Vermeer, painting techniques, his use of light & analysis of his more major works. Did find it informative but experience is tempered by lack of anything original

1  Thank Darrel J
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are indeed an information centre and therefor do not have any original paintings.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting Delft for the day and happened upon this museum. Had we read the website beforehand we would have realised that there were only reproductions throughout. However, we do think that there should be a clear disclaimer at the door and that the...More

2  Thank Lamel
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry that you did not know that we only have reproductions of Vermeers work and that your visit hasn't been as positive as it should be. At the entrance there is an information board mentioning this, but you may not have seen this...More

Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Although the Vermeers are not authentic, as many are in the Rijksmuseum, the center did a magnificent job of historical refernces to this great artist who painted here and was born in Delft.

1  Thank Caroline72747
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Nice review, thank you.

Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

If you're interested in art and art history, I highly recommend it. Our son just finished a high school art history course and we spent over an hour visit that held his interest. I highly recommend the audio tour to get the most of the...More

1  Thank Belmarmom
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Thank you for your review and for your tip to take the train to see 'The Girl With A Pearl Earring'. After visiting us, Vermeers real work will get more meaning.

Reviewed June 4, 2017

This museum really gives a great overview of the work of Vermeer and his relationship to the city of Delft. It's small but very good. It does not, however, have any art work from Vermeer. It's not an art museum, but historical and cultural. A...More

Thank ces563
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Thank you for you review. Yes we are a cultural centre and give information about Vermeer's live and work. Vermeer's you can see in museums around the world.

Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

We easily found this small very interesting museum as we walked into town. There were excellent signs posted in the town centre. It's a small museum but was very informative regarding their local star, the painter Vermeer. For the uninitiated to the Dutch Masters like...More

1  Thank Lisa W
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Beautiful review, thanks!

Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

I'm not a huge art lover and knew nothing about Vermeer but the audio guide was good and really held my interest.

Thank trigirlsheila
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Good to read that your visit was worthwhile.

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