Have you seen those big flags with pictures in Delft yet? Since February, Delft has been completely in the theme of the painter Johannes Vermeer and there are a lot of cool and interesting things to do. UITagenda Delft lists all Vermeer activities for you.

You can visit exhibitions, step into the world of Delft’s famous painter and even taste what it was like to live 683 years ago. In short: discover the Delft of Vermeer.

The world of Vermeer

On The exhibition Het Delft van Vermeer opened in museum Prinsenhof in February. You step into the world of this famous painter and his contemporaries, such as his mother-in-law Maria Thins, fellow painter Leonaert Bramer and master baker Hendrick van Buyten, who also collected art. In addition to masterpieces by Vermeer and his contemporaries, you can see Delft pottery, Delft tapestries, archives and ego documents.

In museum Prinsenhof you will also discover the other side of Johannes Vermeer. Did you know that he 12 had children and was also an innkeeper? With the audio tour you give your visit to the exhibition an extra dimension. It tells you about Vermeer’s youth, marriage and work, among other things. You will learn that and much more in The Delft of Vermeer.

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Photos: Marco de Swart

See Vermeer locations for yourself

Did you say Vermeer and Delft? Then you probably say Vermeer’s little street and the Oude Kerk. What you may not know: there are many more locations in the city center with a link to the painter. You can now find twelve locations that played an important role in Vermeer’s life. What’s so cool is that they are still the same now as almost 683 years ago.

Time also seems to have stood still in the Vermeer Center Delft. This used to house the Guild of Saint Luke, the association of artists, book printers and others of which Vermeer was also a member. Now you can see all Vermeer’s works there, reproductions, in full size. You will also get to know his paintings, life, family and his techniques. Quickly check all Vermeer locations in Delft.

Handy combi-ticket

Do you want to fully immerse yourself in the life of the painter? With the Vermeer combi ticket you get a discount on your visit to the Vermeer Center Delft, the Old and New Church, Museum Prinsenhof Delft and a Vermeer city walk. Book your

Vermeer combi ticket quickly or visit VVV Delft.

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Het straatje van Vermeer

The Vlamingstraat, also known as the famous ‘Little Street of Vermeer’, is one of the Vermeer locations you can visit in Delft | Photo: Delft Marketing

Five jam-packed months

The Vermeer period in Delft will last until June 4. In the five months in which the life of the painter is the focus, there is much more to do. From a Vermeer high tea or cruise to a baking workshop with Vermeer: ​​there is a great Vermeer activity for everyone. View the complete uitagenda Delft for all events.


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