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“Appeals to some”

Vermeer Centrum Delft
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Skip the Line: The Hague and Holland Pass
Ranked #8 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: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Appeals to some”
Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

We visited this exhibition with the view that we would get an overall picture of the artist and his work. I am a fan of Vermeer but found this dull. The audio was plodding and irritated me. Not one original painting which I can understand, but would recommend you go see the real thing and give this a miss.

Visited September 2013
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

I looked forward to my visit because I love Vermeers work. The whole exhibit was well thought out and presented. Very educational and informative, from the context of the times to the symbolism of the paintings to the recreation of his studio. Helpful friendly staff, audio tour in English easy to do. Takes about an hour, then go on the Vermeer walking tour around the city to see the places of his life.

Visited September 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Where's the INFO centre”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

'round the corner, behind the church with NO sign sticking out for bewildered, beleaguered bikers who need a city map!

Visited August 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

No original painting but very instructive. A lot of information about technics and symbolics. For the Vermeer's lovers. 8 euros.

Visited August 2013
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Wonderful museum and illustration of the work of the great painter Johannes Vermeer. The entrance fee is not expensive for what you get

Visited August 2013
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