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An enjoyable visit is our top priority at the Museum Prinsenhof Delft! To avoid crowding at the entrance and in the exhibition, we are making use of specific time slots.

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The exhibition

In the 17th century, Delft was a breeding ground for talent, where important innovations were taking place. Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) developed into a world-class painter here. For the first time, the life of this world-famous Delft master is the focus of an exhibition. Highlights by Delft contemporaries are being exhibited, along with Delft pottery, Delft tapestry and archival and biographical matter. On this basis, we create a vivid impression of the artistic, intellectual and social atmosphere of Delft in the 17th century.

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Pieter de Hooch, Portret van een Delftse familie, circa 1657-1660, Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wenen


An enjoyable visit is our top priority at the Museum Prinsenhof Delft! To avoid crowding at the entrance and in the exhibition, we are making use of specific time slots. Your ticket entitles you to admission to the museum and the exhibition on the day and during the time slot indicated. Once in the museum, you can stay as long as you like. The Museum Prinsenhof Delft and museum café Blauw are open from 11.00 to 17.00.

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Pieter de Hooch?
Zelfportret, 1648 - 1649 © Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Overnight stay in Delft

One day in Delft is not enough to experience everything the city has to offer. Get the most out of your visit to Delft with a multi-day city trip. Delft offers excellent accommodation, from luxury hotels to bed and breakfasts.

Overnight stay in Delft

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A lavishly illustrated book will be published in cooperation with publishing house Waanders Uitgevers.

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Open guided tours

Every first and third Sunday afternoon between 14.00 and 15.00. The museum offers free open guided tours Participation in the open tours is free upon presentation of an admission ticket. Open guided tours are available in Dutch only.


Expand your knowledge on Vermeer by attending the lecture series, in which experts discuss the relationship between Delft and Vermeer. Lectures will be in Dutch only.

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This podwalk takes the listener along on a visit to Vermeer’s city. You can listen to the podwalk anywhere: at home, on the couch, on the train, and walking across the city, too, of course, before or after visiting the exhibition. Podwalks are available in Dutch only.

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Vermeers Delft junior

Dive into the world of Vermeer! With these see-and-do assignments, (grand)parents can visit the exhibition with their (grand)children and discover all sorts of things about Vermeer and his world. Vermeers Delft junior is available in Dutch only.

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City programme

In Delft, you can easily walk into the setting of one of Johannes Vermeer’s paintings. The historic town centre, the Oude and the Nieuwe Kerk (old and new churches), the canals, and the townhouses take you back to the seventeenth century and bring the past to life. As you walk through Delft, you will experience the city of the master painter himself. Discover Vermeer’s Delft and immerse yourself in this famous painter’s world.

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Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum

It has never been possible to see this many of Vermeer’s paintings in one place before. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has brought together most of Vermeer’s paintings from across the world. A unique opportunity to get to know the painter better.

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Vermeer’s Delft is made possible
in part by:


  • Gemeente Delft
  • Provincie Zuid-Holland


  • Laatste eer


  • Block Buster Fonds
  • Turing Foundation
  • Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
  • Zabawas
  • Jurriaanse
  • Stalpaert van der Wiele
  • Van der Mandele Stichting
  • Stichting voor hulp aan Delfse jongeren