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“Not originals, but a lot of background information”

Vermeer Centrum Delft
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Skip the Line: The Hague and Holland Pass
Ranked #9 of 62 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: Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Not originals, but a lot of background information”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Vermeer Centrum is not a museum in the normal sense of the word. However it is a very worthwhile visit for those interested in learning about Vermeer's work and art in general. There are copies of all of his known paintings with information and discussion of the artistic techniques.
There is also a short film.

Visited April 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worth a visit to see repros of all 34 of Vermeer's attributed works”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Even though you can't see any originals here, the reproductions are all the same size, displayed chronologically, and show the entire range of this master's evocative work. Well worth a visit. Short but informative visual film as well. Only takes 30 min. or so.

Visited April 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“If you're in delft, make time for vermeer.”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

if you're into arts, an artist or appreciate art, you'd have a fulfilling trip here. In spite that all the paintings are copies, they are as close and as good a copy you can get. This exhibition is located where the union for artists met. It's historical in that sense, you know that vermeer would've traveled here from his home across the market to meet up or even lead the union.

Take a cycling trip in delft if u can. It's a lovely way to enjoy this town.

Visited April 2013
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Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Wonderful experience.Vermeer comes back to life.Well planned with plenty of information and interesting exhibits.Highly recommended.Takes you back to Vermeer's time.

Visited March 2013
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San Gwann, Malta
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“Where to go to meet this artist.”
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.

Visited February 2013
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