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“Where to go to meet this artist.”

Vermeer Centrum Delft
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$47.94*
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Ranked #9 of 68 things to do in Delft
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed March 2, 2013

It's true that this great man has been dead for a long time but this museum makes him live again. There are reproductions of all his paintings. A history of Delft as it was in his day and interesting details of his life.

Thank kwars0123
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I learned so much about Vermeer. I knew that these were not his original paintings, but they are excellent reproductions of his work. Wonderful to see them together. I learned a great deal about his work, about artists of the time, paints used, etc. I was very impressed, and I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would.

1  Thank Cozumel-2000
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is not a museum of Vermeer's works, but a lesson in Netherlands art history during Vermeer's time. It is a small I nitrate place and headphones are available with very detailed and well-composed stories of each reproduction. I actually enjoyed it very much and was quite taken with the artist's overall style, genius, and works. I also learned more about Dutch culture and Vermeer's life. I liked the gift shop and did not feel any pressure to buy anything but it was a good place to pick up unique Dutch souvenirs not found at the airport or souvenir shops!

Thank Tampann
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

No real paintings here. Only posters and other souvenirs. For a real Vermeer painting you can go for example to the Mauritshuis in The Hague. That's a museum worth going..

2  Thank SusyCreamcheese
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Most of the arts in the museum are not original, and the exhibition is more about introducing Vermeer's revolutionary art of using light and shadows. Do not mistaken this place as the actual home of Vermeer.

Thank LJ_Lim
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