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Vermeer Centrum Delft

Voldergracht 21, 2611 EV Delft, The Netherlands
+31 15 213 8588
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Unexpected Gem. Fascinating wealth of information.

We went to the Vermeer Centrum expecting to be bored by a little information and no paintings... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bess M
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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
If you like art, you will enjoy this museum!

I visited this museum after spending two days in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. If you liked the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
katie--LA-CA
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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 days ago

We went to the Vermeer Centrum expecting to be bored by a little information and no paintings. Instead, the exhibits were both thoughtful and frequently fascinating-In fact, we wished we had more time! It was really interesting to see Vermeer's images lined up next to...More

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

So fortunately no boring hour with boring information ;-) Glad you enjoyed your visit so much!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited this museum after spending two days in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. If you liked the Rijksmuseum, you will enjoy this museum. It gives much more information on Vermeer's life and times and has beautiful photos of about 30 of his paintings. It also...More

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

Thank you so much for this lovely review. Seeing his paintings in the Rijksmuseum and than visiting us must be a good way to understand his work much better.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The center offers free guided tours daily. Take advantage of that. Our guide is a university professor and quite knowledgeable about the painter, his life, and his techniques. Outstanding exhibition on the play of light and how Vermeer used it in his paintings

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

Lovely review and nice to know you enjoyed the guided tour. Indeed we offer free tours, but only on friday and sunday.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum does not have a single painting of Vermeer. However, it is understandable since he produced just between forty and sixty paintings during his life. The museum shows 37 reproductions. In the basement you will find a video of the history of Delft and...More

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

Thank you for your review, it give a good impression of our centre.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to see all of the painings side by side. This visitor centre does not have the originals but good faithful replicas.

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

Thanks for your lovely review!

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 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!

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

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 7 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 7 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

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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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