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Vermeer Centrum Delft

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Address: Voldergracht 21, 2611 EV Delft, The Netherlands
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+31 15 213 8588
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Vermeer Centrum Delft offers the visitor a discovery tour through the...

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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A must visit location for fans of Vermeer

We had a really good personal tour from one of the guides. It is a shame that there no original paintings but you get to see Vermeer's works together. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Pitesti, Romania
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A peaceful town where you can enjoy a lovely atmosphere and beautiful buildings. It's very close to Den Haag and Schipol airoport so a stop there for half a day it's a great idea!

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Thank Daniel_Draghici
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. A visit of the 'Vermeer Centrum Delft' takes about one hour, so plenty of time to see the rest of the city. More 

Delft, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you are not that into Vermeer, the venue is worth visiting. Located in one of the old building at the heart of the city center, has a modern interior and an elevator to access all the three floor. Hold copies and provides explanation of Vermeer's work.

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

Thanks for your nice review! More 

Brighton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a great museum with copies of most pictures and explanation of techniques. If you see the film "The girl with the pearl earring" before you arrive you will enjoy even more.

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

Indeed a nice movie! More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really good personal tour from one of the guides. It is a shame that there no original paintings but you get to see Vermeer's works together. Well worth a visit.

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Thank timake
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this review

Nice to notice you liked our tour. Indeed no originals, they are a little bit to expensive for us. ;-) More 

Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best part to me was section on colors, which explained how colors were made during Vermeer's life time. Even good explanation of the camera obscura and prepesctive. Audio tours accommodate many languages. Actually Vermeer withstood are not a part of the center. Nice gift shop.

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

Thanks for your review. Nice to read you enjoyed our exhibition on the colors Vermeer used. More 

London, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very well put together exhibition that gives insight into Vermeer's work, style, subjects, and the city at that time. The audio tour is great, without it you will miss a lot of info. There are no original Vermeer artworks on display, just reproductions. The upper floor has a fascinating display on use of light, colour, perspective, and a video... More 

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

Thank you, it sounds like you had a good time at our centre. More 

Dunblane, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good displays and uncluttered areas. Although I would have liked more in depth analysis of the subject matter, it was well worth a visit and I am glad I went.

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Thank Jonquil F
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this review

Nice review and if you have any questions or want more information about a particular subject, just email us. We have a lot of volunteers who are more than happy to give any extra information about Vermeer. More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The biggest disappointment of our recent trip to Holland was that we did not allow enough time for this exhibition. The way it was set out and the explanations given by audio handset were wonderful. I am not "in" to art but was fascinated by the tales of the Dutch Masters and the way they used light and perspective. We... More 

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

Oh wow, nice to read that you enjoyed our centre so much! More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

....alas not But a very fine exhibition with great detail on the life and works of the master...well told through a mix of audio and visual tools. Particularly interesting is the film telling how the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam cleaned the lady in the blue dress... all the little details they uncovered Well worth a visit

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Thank Turtle5954
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Originals no, but we have all of his work showcased, so you don't have to go around the world to see them all. ;-) More 

Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

I've been to many, many art museums, mostly because my wife is an artist. This is one of the better ones because they showcased not only his work but also his techniques.

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Thank Joseph L
Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this review

Nice to hear you like our centre. We think Vermeer is better understood by knowing his techniques. More 

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