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Museum Paul Tetar van Elven

Koornmarkt 67, 2611 EC Delft, The Netherlands
+31 15 212 4206
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A charming collection

This 17th century house features a huge collection of porcelain (Delft, Chinese, Japanese... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
HaNosseah
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Basel, Switzerland
Interesting insight in life and work of Paul Tétar van Elven

The museum is in a large original 16th century house that was acquired relatively cheap by Tetar... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
SeimenBurum
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Museum Paul Tetar van Elven was once the home of the academic painter and art collector Paul Tetar van Elven (1823-1896). Nowadays every aspect of the interior reminds you of his presence. While walking through the living rooms, the study and the library, it is not difficult to imagine that you are visiting the house of an artist. You will encounter historical paintings, portraits and copies after Old Masters like Rembrandt and Rafael, that Paul Tetar painted himself. You can even admire The Nightwatch! The house is filled with antique furniture, Oriental porcelain and Delft pottery.
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This 17th century house features a huge collection of porcelain (Delft, Chinese, Japanese) belonging to the 19th century painter Tetar van Elven, along with the many copies he made of masterpieces for sale to the public. A charming way to spend an hour or so...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The museum is in a large original 16th century house that was acquired relatively cheap by Tetar from a bankrupt estate in the 19th century. The building has large rooms which hold the original 19th century furniture and decorations. The museum also holds a good...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

The photo shown above is NOT the entrance. The museum is the former residence of the painter. Some parts of replicas can be found which was common back in those days. The tours are guided (free) by women who can tell you a lot!

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is a quite unique and cozy museum. It was interesting to see Van Elvin's reproductions of several paintings from famous italian and dutch painters and his pottery collection is also very pretty and diversified. It was really nice to be given a tour by...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

It's a small museum but it's free with museumkaart or a small fee and is interesting to see. The artist who lived here made lots of copies of famous paintings, which was interesting to see after viewing the originals elsewhere (e.g. Maurithaus) as well as...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Gem of a museum in Delft along the Koornmarket with a lovely atmosphere. The staff are very friendly and knowledgable and happy to answer all your questions. Some lovely pieces of artwork, furniture and memorabilia with some interesting stories behind the pieces. Paul Tetar Van...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Worth popping into if, like us, you are on your way going through Delft to the port area to try to see where Vermeer took his inspiration for his 'view of Delft'. The staff are lovely and very knowledgeable about this amateur painter who decided...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

This museum is one of the fine canal houses in Delft and illustrates the life of Paul Tetar Van Elven, a 19th Century painter, art dealer and collector, who financed his affluent lifestyle through investment in the railways. Van Elven was an accomplished copyist, who...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Relatively small museum with rooms decorated with paintings and furniture from the time. The rooms are very busy (full with stuff). It is a pity that the museum has limited opening times (Tuesday-Sunday 13-17; closed in the morning and on Monday). The staff is friendly...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

I visited on open monument day and had free entry, and I'm glad I checked it out after riding past it so many times. This place is a really well-preserved house of a TU Delft employee and artist who did many reproductions of famous works....More

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