Vermeer returns home

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March 25, 2016 - June 26, 2016

Vermeer returns home

The Little Street by Vermeer is one of the Rijksmuseum's top pieces and is rarely given on loan. Due to extraordinary cooperation between Museum Prinsenhof Delft and the Rijksmuseum, this masterpiece can be seen next year in the city where Vermeer painted it around 1658.

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'The Little Street' by Vermeer is one of the Rijksmuseum's top pieces and is rarely given on loan. Due to extraordinary cooperation between Museum Prinsenhof Delft and the Rijksmuseum, this masterpiece can be seen next year in the city where Vermeer painted it around 1658.

  • After 320 years the world-famous 'Little Street' by Johannes Vermeer returns to Delft.
  • Museum Prinsenhof Delft will be able to highlight that beautifully by combining it with the other Delft top pieces in her collection.

Some 35 works by Johannes Vermeer have survived worldwide, yet Delft, the city where the painter lived and worked his entire life, does not own any of his works. It is 60 years ago that a Vermeer piece was last exhibited in Delft. ‘The Little Street’ has occupied a prominent place in the Rijksmuseum's permanent collection since time immemorial.

The locations that are associated with Vermeer and 'The Little Street' are all in the vicinity of Museum Prinsenhof Delft. The city itself is the context for the story. After a visit to the exhibition, a visitor can literally follow in Vermeer's footsteps. With new walking routes through the city, a special virtual reality App, Vermeer packages etc bringing Vermeer's Delft to life for the visitors. Delft equals Vermeer and Vermeer equals Delft!

Vermeer Cube Walk

Discover the life and work of Johannes Vermeer. Get acquainted with one of the best known Dutch Painters.

The route starts at the Tourist Information Point, Hippolytusbuurt 4 and finishes at Vermeer Centre Delft. It will take you to places that played an important part in Vermeer’s life like Vermeer’s house, the Street and the Old Church. A number of information cubes along the route will tell you more about his life and work. The walk is available in Dutch, English, French and Japanese and is for sale at the Tourist Information Point and Vermeer Centrum Delft.  

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