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“great way to find out about the artist”

Vermeer Centrum Delft
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Ranked #9 of 68 things to do in Delft
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 19 August 2014

very informative and not expensive
you find out a lot about the artist and how he went about his craft

Thank Vulcan_Gackt
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

This is a relatively new attraction in Delft, located in the guildhouse of which Vermeer was a member. The exhibition was splendid, with reproduction and information on all of Vermeer's paintings. The film presentation was very informative as well.

1  Thank beebahk
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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

My mother, my boyfriend and I travelled to delft from Amsterdam and spent a good portion of the day in the Vermeer center. We got there just in time for a free English tour around the center, which is what I think really MADE the experience for us. Our tour guide was relaxed, knowledgable and really entertaining. We all liked learning about Vermeer both as a painter and as a man. I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

In search of the Vermeer's paintings I've been to many cities around the world and I had also to visit his birthplace, the magic city of Delft, Netherlands.
The Vermeer Centrum Delft is a special place for some reasons:
1) Vermeer lived here; 2) it's the only place, as far as I know, where you can see (reproductions, of course ) of his 37 paintings in chronological order, an experience very rich, interesting and elucidative; 3) you can see how he worked, on first floor; 4) you can explore the fascinating world of Vermeer's symbols in his paintings, on the second floor.
I tell you don't need to be a Vermeer's lover to enjoy this visit.
It's highly rewarding. I recommend it!

1  Thank Celestefaisk
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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff and a lovely café/gift shop. Everything here is a facsimile or print of Vermeer's work. Quite claustrophobic inside, exacerbated by the multi-media sensory assault and nothing of the original interior of the building exists which is a shame.

Thank Oscar830
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