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From February, the 17th-century master Johannes Vermeer will be in the spotlight at Royal Delft. Royal Delft joins in with the Rijksmuseum, which is exhibiting the largest overview of Vermeer for the first time in history. Did you know that the owners of De Koninklijke Prceleyne Fles and Johannes Vermeer used to belong to the same St. Lucas Guild? In the coming period, the emphasis at Royal Delft will therefore be on the close link between Royal Delft and Vermeer. For example, our master painter has created beautiful new designs inspired by a number of works by Johannes Vermeer. And you can enjoy a special Vermeer painter’s lunch at Brasserie1653.


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Vermeer paintingworkshop

Becasue of this special occasion of the celebration around Vermeer, Royal Delft Museum created special Vermeer designs for the painting workshops. When you book a painting workshop, you can choose between various Vermeer designs when you start the workshop. In addition to the famous work ‘Girl with the Pearl Earring’ there is also the option for ‘The Little Street’ or ‘View of Delft’.

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Vermeer lunch at Brasserie1653

At Brasserie1653 you can enjoy a delicious lunch entirely in Vermeer theme. Your lunch will be served on a painting palette! For this lunch we use local regional products as much as possible. If you have special dietary requirements or allergies, please let us know when making your reservation. Lunch is served from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.


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Het Melkmeisje - Vermeer  -Royal Delft Museum

Blue, Flowers & Vermeer

17 April until 10 September 2023

Just as with the masters of the 17th-century flower still lifes, reality forms the basis for Meeuws, but he then bends it to his will. For the exhibition ‘BBlue, Flowers & Vermeer’, Royal Delft commissioned Bas Meeuws to create new work and to place the Delft blue vases from the museum collection in a context where the vases belong, filled with beautiful baroque bouquets. Bas gets his inspiration from paintings by painters such as Balthasar van der Ast and the Bosschaert family. Some of these paintings are presented next to Bas’s work, which gives a nice combination of original 17th century paintings next to contemporary work, made with the latest techniques.

Vermeer Collectibles

The collection focuses in particular on the modern Delft Blue enthusiast. The abstract interplay of lines is a translation of the classic depictions to the present, with the addition of a golden touch on certain items. Within this collection you will find tiles, a tea caddy and a cheese board, among other things. A real eye-catcher is the large wall plate of the Girl with a Pearl Earring.


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Proud Mary Limited Edition – Girl with a Pearl Earring

The showpiece of the Vermeer Collectibles is the Limited Edition Proud Mary Girl with the Pearl Earring. This iconic item is handmade in the studio in Delft. Then the master painter of Royal Delft applied a beautiful painting of the Girl with a Pearl Earring. 


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