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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 5 days 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
Reviewed 1 week 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 6 days 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 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

Thank you for this lovely review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love a good gallery or museum, but found this one a little odd. Not much is known about the life of Vermeer so there was a lot of info that started with "we think" or "it is likely". The centre has 3 levels: the...More

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

Thank you for your review. Johannes Vermeer is considered one of the most highly regarded Dutch painters of all time, but unfortunately much of his life still remains a mystery. We still hope you enjoyed your visit and could learn some new things about Vermeer...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not an original on the wall anywhere, but each of his paintings was represented, and in its original size. Not being an artist, I didn't find the light studios of personal interest, but I enjoyed the video of the curator/restorer who described some of the...More

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

We are happy you enjoyed our information centre. Thank you Wave R. for your honest opionon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wonderful museum and a definite must stop if your enjoy museums and you like Vermeer. It is very well done and the tour is exceptional. Be prepared to spend a least an hour to see everything. Actually, if you really like Vermeer you could...More

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

Thanks for your review. We love to hear from our visitor's en are always glad if the visit was a succes.

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