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Vermeer Centrum Delft

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Address: Voldergracht 21, 2611 EV Delft, The Netherlands
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+31 15 213 8588
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Vermeer Centrum Delft offers the visitor a discovery tour through the...

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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I'm an art historian and generally opposed to art museums without any real art, but the Vermeer center is exceptional. Because Vermeer's oeuvre is so small and so dispersed, it is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm an art historian and generally opposed to art museums without any real art, but the Vermeer center is exceptional. Because Vermeer's oeuvre is so small and so dispersed, it is both feasible and instructive to display to-scale reproductions of his paintings chronologically in a single space. The visitor can then look back and forth to consider how the artist... More 

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this review

Thank you for this nice review. Indeed, we don't have the privilege to have a real Vermeer in our collection. We are not a museum, but an experience centre. We always advise to visit us and learn about Vermeer before you see his real work. More 

Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No actual paintings but all his work plus his studio is reproduced here. A fabulous educational center to learn about his paintings and painting techniques. Great gift shop - favorite find was a Girl with a Pearl collapsible water bottle. Everyone admires it! Allow about 2 hours to really do the museum. They also have a very nice café.

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear that you had a great time. And thanks for this wonderful review. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Well thought out information centre with good use of interactive techniques. Gives a good background on Vermeer and his connection to Delft.

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this review

Thank you for you review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our centre. More 

Glasgow
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The story of Vermeers life told through some very poor reproductions of his work. Vermeer is the amster of light and yet the lighting in the exhibition is atrocious, although they may be trying to hide the poor quality of the prints. The area showing how Vermeer used light left me feeling more confused than when I started. All in... More 

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that your visit was not optimal. We try to exhibit the work of Vermeer as well as possible. But that is not always to everyone's taste. I do hope that you enjoyed Delft. More 

Cowes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Was a little reluctant to part with €9 per person to visit a museum I knew nothing about but it was very cold outside! The museum was well laid out and provided a good balance between information on the subjects of Vermeer's paintings, the surrounding history and the techniques he used. The audio tour helped make the information more accessible... More 

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit on such a cold day. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

There were a number of areas which left us dissatisfied here. The constantly playing ( blurred) video was in the same room as the painting reproductions so was a great distraction to the audio guide. The audio guide did not cover every work, not even the Girl with a Pearl Earring. The commentaries were a little stilted, in English but... More 

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this review

Sorry that your visit wasn't optimal. Of course we take your comments along. We hope your visit, in spite of your comments, was still worth it. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Very well organized and comprehensive presentation of Vermeer's life and paintings. One of the best I have ever seen

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This museum tells the story of Vermeer's (short) life and (limited) portfolio of work well. The admission charge includes an audio tour which provides a worthwhile commentary additional to the written material that accompanies the reproductions of his paintings. Be aware that there are no original paintings on display here but, in fairness, this is because there are so few... More 

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this review

Thank you, for your review. This is an excellent description of our Vermeer Centrum. I hope you enjoyed your visit. More 

Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Vermeer is Delft's favorite son (artist) and the museum does a nice job describing his works and his techniques using light and color. This is a fun stop after seeing his work at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. None of his paintings are here.

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this review

We always recommend to visit us and to see the real paintings in other musea. It is so much nicer to look at a painting when understanding the artist. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The Vermeer Center is a great place to learn about Vermeer's technique and inspirations. His use of light transformed the art world. Cost is €9 with audio guide included. While there are no original pieces here (kind of a bummer) you will see most of his work and gain a better understanding of his ground-breaking techniques. The staff was kind... More 

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Indeed, we have no originals, but I hope you enjoyed admiring the copies of all 37 paintings by Johannes Vermeer. More 

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