Voldersgracht 25 - Vermeer

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Voldersgracht 25
2611EV Delft
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Johannes Vermeer was born in 1632 in his father’s inn on the Voldersgracht 25/26: the Vliegende Vos (Flying Fox) inn. Vermeer’s father called himself Reynier Jansz. Vos in those days. He didn’t adopt the surname Vermeer until 1640. Reynier was both an innkeeper and an art dealer, and he maintained good relationships with Delft painters such as Pieter de Hooch and Carel Fabritius. You can still visit Vermeer’s place of birth today. The Vliegende Vos inn was restored to its former glory in 2018 with exclusive hotel rooms. And as of 1 February 2023, you can visit this inn for a cup of coffee and more insight into Vermeer’s life.