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Vermeer Centrum Delft

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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...more
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Voldergracht 21, 2611 EV Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of Vermeer's work - so I was very excited to visit the museum dedicated to him - I was not disappointed. The Museum is split into 3 sections - The Life and Inspirations of Vermeer, Light and Vermeer's work, and Hidden...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank notwaltermitty
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

..haha..when we came out of this INFORMATION center we felt a little puzzeld. What was this? Defnetly not a museum. We had paid for looking at reproductions (not very good quality) of a fantastic painter that was far beyond his time in experimenting with light...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Siv N
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Sorry you did not like our information centre. We give information about Vermeer and his life in our basement and on the first floor you can learn about his way of painting. Our second floor gives you a glims of the hidden messages in his...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018

This small museum in the heart of Delft is just down the street from the birthplace of Vermeer. Included are full size reproductions of all 37 of his paintings in chronological order. Around the display of his works are exhibits which describe the historical background...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you so much for this lovely review!!

Reviewed 28 October 2018

The museum is not what I would term a museum, it is rather an attraction for tourists to capitalise on the name Vermeer. It has a few nice films and exhibits explaining symbolism and the colours used by Vermeer. However, you should be aware of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Sorry, we are indeed not a museum. We try to inform every visitor about this fact, by posting this on our site, on the information board at our entrance and at our counter our volunteers tell what you can expect in our centre. We have...More

Reviewed 26 October 2018

If you want a crash course in all things Vermeer, this is the place for you. Plenty of information on Vermeer's technique's and lifestyle without the "hassle" of the actual art. The staff (which is completely volunteer - meaning not paid) is friendly, the gift...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RKuppers
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Sorry that you thought we are a museum, we are indeed not. We try to inform everybody about this fact. We are an information centre, exactly like you describe. In our centre you learn about Vermeer and you have the opportunity to see reproductions of...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018

A comprehensive, informative and well laid out exhibition detailing Vermeer's work, palette and copies of his paintings along where the originals are to be found, but don't expect to see the actual paintings here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Veryan W
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you for your review. We would love to show real paintings, but that's simple not possible. Therefore a overview of all his paintings (reproductions) to give a good look into his work.

Reviewed 12 October 2018

Staff were lovely, keen to help and really informative. Unlike a lot of exhibitions, there was a lot to see but in well-planned surroundings. Exhibits were interspersed with informative videos, places to sit down and admire the paintings and clear explanations in several languages.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

We as volunteers (we have no paid staff) love to hear when we do a good job. Thanks for this review!

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

visited the centrum,i like the painting of the girl with the pearl earring,lots of souveniers, nice,cool ambience.great paintings,from a great artist.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sandrom359
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 23 September 2018

OK, first I have to confess that for many, many years I've loved Vermeer's work - in fact I made a special trip to the Mauritshuis in Den Haag to see the special Vermeer exhibition there back in about 1995. However I'd not been to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

I can certainly see that you are a big Vermeer fan! Wow, what a nice review. Our center is run entirely by volunteers who also love Vermeer, just like you, and I will certainly share this review with them.

Reviewed 22 September 2018

This is the perfect place to visit in Delft if you want to learn about the life and works of Vermeer. There are no original paintings but the centre does have reproductions of all of Vermeer’s work with lots of detail about the symbolism in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

We are so glad our centre was to your liking.

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