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Vermeer Centrum Delft

Voldergracht 21, 2611 EV Delft, The Netherlands
+31 15 213 8588
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Interesting and informative

Although there are no original painting here, the center offers a nice way to learn about Vermeer... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tijanamir
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Florence, Italy
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A great learning experience

This museum is really very well designed - especially considering that they do not actually own any... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
mzj101
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Guelph, Canada
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although there are no original painting here, the center offers a nice way to learn about Vermeer, his life and his paintings. We have really learnt a lot of interesting things and found new appreciation for him as a painter. Love messages are especially Interesting!

Thank tijanamir
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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sounds you had a lovely time at our centre. Thanks for your review.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

This museum is really very well designed - especially considering that they do not actually own any of Vermeer's originals! They are all there is some shape or form, and well described and explained. It is quite fascinating to realize how much thought, philosophy, beliefs,...More

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks for your review!

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

You'll enjoy this fascinating journey into the life of a Dutch master artists. Vermeer and his work is thoughtfully interpreted throughout the many different exhibits.

Thank Jerald W
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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Love your review!

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is an interesting story about the work of this artist who lived his life in Delft. A master of depicting light with many subtle touches and symbolism.

Thank Charles H
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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you, sounds like you really enjoyed our centre.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Very interesting facts about Johannes Vermeer,but we were very disappointed to find out that non of his original paintings are kept at the museum.Some of his original work can be seen in Den Haag and at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.We were very fortunate to see...More

Thank Bernard Sanet d
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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

We are an information center about Vermeer and therefore show reproductions of all his paintings to explain his work and way of painting. We tell every visitor that there are no original paintings, but perhaps this has been forgotten by one of our volunteers. So...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this. It was a combo of film, audio, interactive exhibitions over three floors. You could sit and ponder, enjoy the art and appreciate the technique and skill involved. It also had a cafe, shop and toilets. Highly recommend

Thank KABSydney222
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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks! What a nice review.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

A well situated museum in the middle of Delft providing a good deal of information about the painter and his influences. The audio units are very good and take you through the background of how the painter makes use of light within his many famous...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Pros: very interesting audio guide and displays to show us many techniques vermeer used, who influenced him, historic background etc; i know they were not original but being able to see all his work together was rare opportunity; easy walk from station through impressive central...More

Thank Michiko G
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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

What a nice review. Thank you so much. We are glad you enjoyed our centre so much. Hopefully your visit at us before seeing the real works helped understand Vermeer better.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

If you're familiar with Vermeer's work, you may find the Vermeer Centrum rather boring. I did. Basically, you walk around looking at photos of his 34 works. The ticket price included a handheld audio guide in which the heavily accented speaker mostly read aloud the...More

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thanks for your review, although it wasn't all what you expected. But, I hope you enjoy the beautiful earrings.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

These are not originals but they have made this museum wonderful on three levels. You can walk around and listen with your device for every painting. Lots and lots of information about Vermeer and his life.

Thank tonto09
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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thanks! Feels like you enjoyed our centre.

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