Never before were you able to see so many of Johannes Vermeer's paintings in one exhibtion. We will bring most of Vermeer's paintings together from all over the world. Take your chance to get to know the painter and get closer to Vermeer.

Johannes Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) lived and worked in Delft. His work is best known for his tranquil, introverted indoor scenes, his unprecedented use of bright, colorful light and his convincing illusionism.

In contrast to Rembrandt, Vermeer left a remarkably small oeuvre with about 35 paintings. As his paintings generally considered the most prized treasures of every museum collection, Vermeer paintings are rarely lent out.

International loans

The exhibition will include masterpieces such as The Girl with a Pearl Earring (Mauritshuis, The Hague), The Geographer (Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main), Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid (The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin) and Woman Holding a Balance (The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC).

Works never before shown to the public in the Netherlands will include the newly restored Girl Reading a Letter at the Open Window from the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden.

Research together with the Mauritshuis museum

Preparations for the exhibition are currently underway. The research focuses on Vermeer's artistry, his artistic choices and motivations for his compositions, as well as into the creative process of his paintings.

For this exhibition we work closely with the Mauritshuis in The Hague. A team of curators, restorers and natural scientists to examine in depth the seven paintings by Vermeer in Dutch possession. Works by Vermeer from other collections are also involved in this project.

We thank

Rijksmuseum’s Vermeer exhibition is made possible by Ammodo.

10 February - 4 June 2023
Philips wing

Tickets

Ticket will be available at the end of 2022. Register and book as one of the first!

OPENING HOURS

Daily 9 tot 17h

Address

Museumstraat 1
1071 XX Amsterdam

Accessibility

Wheelchair access
Guide dogs allowed
Lifts on every floor

FAQ

Free cloak room
Photography allowed
Free WiFi

All practical info

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