Vermeer Centrum Delft, Delft

(3.5/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
At Vermeer Centrum Delft, learn all about the master painter's life in his hometown, as well his artistic approach. While the center doesn't feature any original works, several posters of Vermeer's paintings are displayed. Visit what was once the St. Lucas Guild where Vermeer acted as Dean of painters to gain insight into how the painter worked with light, composition, and color in his masterpieces. On the second floor, discover the many hidden references to love in Vermeer's works. Put Vermeer Centrum Delft on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Delft vacation route planner.
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  • Not a single original table in this Museum, but all the works are reproduced for you to discover this artist, its specificities and his technique with clear and very educational content. Excellent
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  • I'm an art historian and generally opposed to art museums without any real art, but the Vermeer center is exceptional. Because Vermeer's oeuvre is so small and so dispersed, it is both feasible and in...  more »
  • No actual paintings but all his work plus his studio is reproduced here. A fabulous educational center to learn about his paintings and painting techniques. Great gift shop - favorite find was a Girl ...  more »
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  • Great little museum about Vermeer, the dutch painter that lived in Delft. Visit takes around 1/2hours. Shop is very nice and has a lot of stuff, also a cafe. Downstairs they have a permanent exposition on the guy, painting, history... Upstairs there is a 'technical' exposition on vermeer techniques. This is what really makes the visit worth it!
  • First of all: this is not a museum with original paintings. These originals are in museums around the world and very expensive. In this center you will see all his paintings as reproductions with information. A very good audio tour tells you more about the paintings. Upstairs is a floor that explains how Vermeer used the magic of light. Very well done! And don't forget to have coffee with apple pie in the small seating area downstairs.
  • Nice museum. The paintings are not original but reproductions. There is an e-guide at the place. You get to learn the techniques and stories behind the paintings.
  • Decent. Take out the audio guides. But don't expect to see paintings. All reprints
  • Beautiful!!