For information about the Vermeer Centrum Delft or images you can contact Ellen Hoogendam via telephone number +31 (0)15-213 85 88 or e-mail

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Profile of the Vermeer Centrum Delft

The name Johannes Vermeer is inextricably connected to Delft, the town where he was born in 1632. The Vermeer Centrum Delft, with more than 40.000 visitors a year, is now located on the spot where he frequently visited the St. Lucas Guild, the association of painters and artists.

Visual discovery trip

At the unique Vermeer Centrum Delft visitors go on a visual discovery trip through the life, works and town of the 17th century master. A visit starts in the basement, where reproductions of all works can be seen in chronological order. The first floor is furnished as a studio where visitors discover Vermeer’s way of working and how he played with light, composition and colour. Many of Vermeer’s paintings are about love. On the second floor the exhibition ‘Vermeer’s love messages’ shows you which love symbols the painter incorporated into his paintings.

All works together

Vermeer made about 50 paintings, several were lost. His currently known works consist of 37 paintings. Three paintings are in The Hague in the Mauritshuis; four are in Amsterdams in the Rijksmuseum. The Vermeer Centrum Delft is unique because it is the only ‘museum’ in the world that has all the reproductions of his works in real life-size together in one place.


Education plays an important role in the Vermeer Centrum Delft. There are guided tours in four different languages. A guided tour will take about 1 hour. Every Friday at 2:00 pm and Sunday at 12 pm there is a free Dutch guided tour. And on Sunday at 10:30 am there is a free English guided tour.
For children up to about 12 years there are special puzzle tours available. On the website there is information available for school talks.

Admission fees and opening times

The Vermeer Centrum Delft, Voldersgracht 21 in Delft, is open from Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. On 25th December the centre is closed.

Admission fees:

Adults € 9,00
Children up to 11 years free
Children between 12 and 17 years old € 5,00
Students, Museumjaarkaart, CJP € 7,00
School classes up to 17 years old € 5,00
Groups of a minimum of fifteen persons € 7,00
Friends of the Vermeer Centrum Delft free
Audiotour through the Vermeer Centrum Delft is included in the entry price. Vermeer cube walk through the town centre of Delft € 2,00 Guided tour (max 15 persons) € 50,00 per group

The shop and Café Mechelen are located on the ground floor.


Vermeer Combiticket

The Vermeer Combiticket brings visitors to all the places where Vermeer lived and worked and gives you entry to the Vermeer Centrum Delft, Nieuwe Kerk, Oude Kerk and the Prinsenhof museum. Price: € 18,00, including coffee or tea and a sweet delicacy in Café Mechelen and a map for the Vermeer cube walk. The Vermeer Combiticket is available at the Tourist Information Point, Kerkstraat 3 and at the Vermeer Centrum Delft.

Meeting rooms for rent

The Vermeer Centrum Delft offers rooms for rent for a meeting, lunch, lecture or a drink/food tasting.


For images of the Vermeer Centrum Delft you can contact Ellen Hoogendam via telephone number +31 (0)15-2138588 or by e-mail

Images can be sent via e-mail on request.

General images of Delft can be found on Here you will also find some photos of the Vermeer Centrum Delft.