7 June 2012
Johannes Vermeer virtual walking route
A new walking route will be launched in Delft, which takes in various locations that featured in Johannes Vermeer's life. The ‘Vermeer route’ is only available on a smartphone or tablet. Visitors to Delft are given the opportunity to find about more about the mysterious Delft master, his life, his contemporaries and everyday life in 17th century Delft. Additional information can be downloaded at various locations along the route. There are also fun videos, an historical panoramic photo and 3D models.
The world-famous ‘Little Street’
The most widely discussed mystery is where Vermeer may have painted his world-famous ‘Little Street’. The route takes the virtual tourist along two of the three possible locations. Frequently Asked Questions about Vermeer are also answered, such as: ‘To whom did Johannes Vermeer owe money after his death?’ and ‘Was it really Antoni van Leeuwenhoek who posed for ‘The Astronomer’?’
‘Delft Routes’ app
The Vermeer route is the first of a series of routes offered by the ‘Delft Routes’ app for smartphones and tablets. From 20 June 2012, the app will be available for iPhone in Dutch and in English (Two weeks later for Android-phones). Visitors wishing to walk the virtual route can hire tablets from Delft Tourist Information Point.
For more information, please contact Sanne Bakker at Delft Marketing via tel.: +31 (0)15 215 40 58 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.