The Experience


Old Masters Photo Studio

No matter how cool AI is right now, we decided to do it the old fashioned way. By studying the paintings we were able to recreate every detail into a 3D-set that takes you back 4 centuries; when Vermeer asked a girl to pour some milk for hours and hours. And now, you can step into that exact same setting as the girl once did, surrounded by real 17th century props, to be transformed into a portrait of a Dutch masterpiece. We like to say that beats AI. 
The famous Vermeer light, Vermeer’s linear perspective, the table with bread, the jugs and the characteristic leaded window are recreated exactly like the painting. Even the pottery, including the famous jug, and all Delft Blue tiles date back to the 17th century.

17th century costumes

A team of experienced and talented dressmakers worked exhaustively to perfect the dozens of 17th-century costumes. The old Dutch masterpieces have been extensively studied and replicated in every detail. This is how we became a Dutch costume photo studio in Amsterdam. Rembrandt’s iconic 17th-century millstone ruff is indistinguishable from the real thing. The Milkmaid’s cap is even made from original 17th-century fabric! 
The costumes are available in different sizes (from 4 years).


Old Masters Museum

Inside the 19th century building of The Milkmaid Project you will find an impressive collection of rare 17th century objects. From Delft Blue tiles, utensils, an original bench, unusual etchings, cooking pots, books, pewter spoons, glassware and various coins; some might call it an hobby that got out of hand, others a museum.


Learn about the Dutch Masters

Combining our museum full of authentic 17th century objects with our professional 3D photo studio, creates an immersive experience. Learn about Vermeer, Rembrandt and the exciting findings we did about The Milkmaid painting. It’s not just facts we share; stepping into the painting adds a whole new layer to your experience.


Frame it

Cherish your experience by framing it with a golden line, complimenting Vermeers and Rembrandts style. Modernism? Nah, we’ll take Baroque. The Milkmaid Project has more than a hundred unique museum frames and beautiful original golden frames from the 19th century that you can take home with you.