Vermeer Centrum Delft, Delft

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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. Find out how to plan Delft trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • It is very interesting. However the set up of the whole exhibition is not the best. All the reproduction of the paintings are on the same floor. With the audioguides and the videos it gets a bit...  more »
  • One of Holland’s best-known artists. The painter lived between 1632 and 1675 and spent his entire life in Delft. Vermeer only made 37 paintings, in which he created his own world. All of them are of.....  more »
  • The outdoors tour is very good. Whilst I didn't have the opportunity of going inside the centre, the map-guided tour through Delft was extremely informative and gave me a fantastic insight into Vermeer's life, from his family all the way to how his widow had to settle a debt with a baker by giving him some paintings!
  • If you want to see Vermeer’s original works, this is NOT the place to visit. His works are at the Mauritshuis. This center has replicas of his existing works that can be viewed and, if you get the audio tour, you can get a few insights into the works. The center is child friendly and on my visit there were parents with children all enjoying the narrated your. The audio tour is available in Dutch, English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. There are mementos and books sold in the center. The exhibition takes up three floors. A very short film about him is on view and is in English and Dutch. It plays on a continuous loop. I recommend the part about his membership in the St Luke’s guild. It is interactive and you can listen to the members having a meeting.

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