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Vermeer Centrum Delft

Voldergracht 21, 2611 EV Delft, The Netherlands
+31 15 213 8588
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Mildly interesting, best thing about it was the gift shop

If you're familiar with Vermeer's work, you may find the Vermeer Centrum rather boring. I did... read more

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Jemimagold
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Houston, TX
Excellent museum showing all your favourites

These are not originals but they have made this museum wonderful on three levels. You can walk... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
tonto09
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London
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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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If you're familiar with Vermeer's work, you may find the Vermeer Centrum rather boring. I did. Basically, you walk around looking at photos of his 34 works. The ticket price included a handheld audio guide in which the heavily accented speaker mostly read aloud the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

These are not originals but they have made this museum wonderful on three levels. You can walk around and listen with your device for every painting. Lots and lots of information about Vermeer and his life.

Thank tonto09
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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks! Feels like you enjoyed our centre.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good overview of Vermeer's life and works in central Delft. Audio tour was very useful. Learned a lot. No originals though.

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our centre.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The center is organized very thoughtfully with three stories dedicated to the life and talent of this master. It gives you a full scope of his works in true-to-life format, which is the first floor. The second floor exhibition is devoted the paint, brushes, and...More

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you. We are indeed an information centre about Vermeer. Nice to know you had a good time!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This centre does not hold any original artwork and so is not a museum BUT it does have a lovely display of all 34 of Vermeers pieces (and three that there is some debate about). Its displayed over three levels - the first being a...More

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovely review. I'm happy you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

The Vermeer Centrum of Delft is not a museum, since it doesn't exhibit any real painting, but it does inform you on the work and on the life of this most famous Dutch artist. It's worth a visit if you like Vermeer. For his paintings,...More

1  Thank Steeve P
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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. I hope you had a good time with us. And hopefully Vermeer has no secrets for you anymor.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Nice museum with reproductions of every painting Vermeer painted. Very nice background information On his life and worrk

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Although all of the paintings are reproductions, they explain why, but it is very well represented. Educational and interesting.

Thank SusieFD
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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Yes, reproductions, but we have them all. Saves you a trip around the world ;-)

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

It was interesting and we enjoyed learning about Vermeer and the city of Delft. Gave some great history and information about both. Audio tour was not great - English was a bit hard to understand but totally worked.

Thank Suzy P
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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Nice review! Thank you!

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Visiting the museum was an educational & enjoyable experience. The museum is loaded with information about Vermeer, his style and personal life. I found it very interesting to also know his his paintings have been restored. I can only recommend reading up about Vermeer before...More

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Vermeercentrumdelft, Guest Relations Manager at Vermeer Centrum Delft, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thank you so much for this lovely review.

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