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Museum Plantin-Moretus

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Walk into the printing press and the Plantin-Moretus family home as though you were a family friend paying a visit 400 years ago. Explore the house, the garden and the press in the only museum in the world on the UNESCO World Heritage list. - the...more
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Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 221 14 50
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All reviews printing press printing business printing house print shop books and maps audio guide book lovers printing works family home world heritage site sixteenth century inner courtyard fascinating history family history on display old house two hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is a hidden gem. The place itself is beautiful and totally worth a visit while in Antwerp

Thank jcisinthehouse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was a nice place to spend an hour or 2 with a school age child in tow. We learned a lot about the printing presses of old, life back in the 1500’s and how printed words affected history. Child kept her interest for...More

Thank ZonaP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You learn a lot about printing and history while you are walking through this beautiful old house. The garden is a nice place to relax in the shade.

Thank Barbara Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here thinking it was a small museum about the printing press, we were very wrong. We had no idea just how important this family and printing company was. Here you can learn how the early presses worked with the copper plates and how...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! Who knew? We (two couples) were very pleasantly surprised by how much there is to do in Antwerp. It is a gorgeous city. This museum is a must for lovers of books and historical ingenuity. I don't want to give away any more than...More

Thank Coppertop21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go to Antwerp, you HAVE to go here! This is the original home of the Platin-Moretus family, so for nothing else the building itself is very interesting and worth a visit. The museum is very well put together and has excellent explanations. The...More

Thank Caitlyn W
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The museum is great because you are in this great building and can imagine how live must have been here. You get a lot of information about the family and about letterpress. We couldnt read everything about the family history and skipped some parts of...More

Thank krusibaby
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Enlightened look at life in the 17th century. Two oldest printing presses and authentic furniture and books.

Thank jim m
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This museum is a must see for any book lover (and more). The house itself is a XVI century construction who belonged to the Christophe Plantin and his family. Plantin arrived to Antwerp from France and started what would be one of the most important...More

Thank Nuno_Centeio
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This museum is exciting because it does more than show you predictable exhibits in well organised alignment of rooms. It tells you the story of the family that lived, developed a business, prospered (and died there). And it does so where it all happened! By...More

Thank Gabrielle H
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Mel M
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Response from SrHootie | Reviewed this property |
We came by river cruise ship and left by train, so I know nothing about parking.
Mel M
12 August 2018|
Response from peterraemen | Reviewed this property |
You can park in the city center along the river Scheldt near the white restaurant “Zuiderterras” ( south terrace). This is approx 400 m from this fantastic museum.
17 December 2016|
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Response from sausageCastle | Reviewed this property |
Can be done in hour or even less, though easily enough material there to spend 3-4hrs, depending on your interest.