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Vermeer Centrum Delft

Voldergracht 21, 2611 EV Delft, The Netherlands
+31 15 213 8588
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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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Voldergracht 21, 2611 EV Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Save yourself 9 euro and spend the time wandering the streets instead. Then come home and watch "Tim's Vermeer".

Thank more_gelato
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is not a collection of Vermeer's work but an explanation of the times, his influence, his life and is techniques. I enjoyed it very much- I'm no artist so learned a lot. I do love Vermeer and his work. Staff was very nice-...More

Thank newlifechapters
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there expecting to see some real art from Vermeer. What it exposes are not real paitings, just some printed images explaining his carreer as a paintor, his influences, his way to paint, etc. I don't know if I was expecting much more and...More

Thank Aluizagrabowski
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I am really sorry that you did't have the best experience. We do inform visiters that we don't have real paintings of Vermeer because we are an information centre. At our centre you can see reproductions of all the paintings of Vermeer and learn about...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very enjoyable and informative experience, from the friendly and helpful staff to detailed study of Vermeer's life and his art. All the paintings are reproductions, but you do get to see all known Vermeers in one place.

Thank Pete S
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Love your review, thanks! We always say, first learn about Vermeer at our centre, then go and look at his real paintings. You will enjoy them much more.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Vermeer centre is a good place to go to get a feel for Vermeer's work (reproductions only as the real pictures are in other museums - but this doesn't detract from the experience) The audio tour, the information signage and the placing the pictures...More

Thank LizzieJSP
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Our girl indeed follows you around the room, just to see if you are enjoying yourself :-) Thanks you for your review, we love to hear from our visitors.

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Easy to find museum on the square in Delft. The museum shop has so much to offer. Very friendly staff. Recommend to visit.

Thank wilma_viviers
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for this lovely review.

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The centre is modern and nice but not much content. However if you get the combo ticket you get to see the best 2 churches and the better museum and get a coffee and a walking map. I most enjoyed the pottery but the venue...More

Thank poodle2000
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The vermeer centre is obviously set up for foreign visitors who seen the original paintings of Vermeer elsewhere in the Netherlands and want to know more about the artist and live in the 17th century. And you will get just that. The centre gives a...More

Thank bnbass
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

We are indeed an experience centre and we focus on Vermeer's life. who was he, what inspired him and how did he live in Delft in the 17th-century.

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Aim of our visit was not really watch Vermeer's paints, but feel the atmosphere the artist felt and which inspired him. The key is the way it is explained to the public in ready understandable words about how was artist work in his studio. I...More

Thank Xavier V
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We are indeed an experience centre, focusing on Vermeer's life and his way of working. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

There are no original paintings but you learn a lot about Vermeer and Delft as his place to live and work. I recommend the guided tour.More

Thank Elesa_26
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for your review. And if guests want to enjoy the tour; every Sunday at 10.30 am there is a guide (English) who can tell you all the interesting facts about the Vermeer Centrum Delft. The tour lasts 1 hour and is free of...More

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