Vermeer Centrum Delft
The pedestrian city plaza is worth a stroll for its pleasant collection of galleries, antique stores, clothing boutiques and quirky...
Nicknamed ‘Oude Jan ’ (Old Jan) by Delft’s citizens in homage to its most famous resident (Johannes Vermeer is buried here), this...
The most central and modest Delftware outfit is de Candelaer, just off the Markt. It has five artists, a few of whom work most days....
Stadcafe de Waag
With a sprawling terrace on the Markt, this is a perfect spot for a post-sightseeing beer or a light meal.
Eetcafé De Ruif
Wonderfully rustic, with a low ceiling and canal views from a rear terrace. Try the much-loved local Stellendam prawns. At night it’s a...
Lonely Planet review
As the place where Vermeer was born, lived, and worked, Delft is ‘Vermeer Central’ to many art-history and old-masters enthusiasts. Along with viewing life-sized images of Vermeer’s oeuvre, you can tour a replica of Vermeer’s studio, which gives insight into the way the artist approached the use of light and colour in his craft. A ‘Vermeer’s World’ exhibit offers biographical insight into his environment and upbringing, while temporary exhibits showcase the ways in which his work continues to inspire other artists.