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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
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Reviewed yesterday

A museum about printing that is much cooler than that sounds. The museum is enormous, and covers a huge area of information. You can see the luxurious house the family lived in, the many-many Rubens painting's (wow!) A beautiful courtyard that is a feature in...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is worth visiting just for the house alone. It's a museum that highlights the role of a wealthy family in the printing industry. It's filled with beautiful old books that were published by the company, as well as housing original printing equipment. I certainly...More

Thank MFB1968
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This charming museum turned out to be a real gem. Set in a beautiful original building it tells the story of printing & publishing pioneers Christophe Plantin & Jan Moretus. Be sure to pick up guide book on way in as this helps tell you...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you see the wonderful building from the outside you'll know that it got something to do with the history of the city Antwerp. And yes, Christophe Plantin and Jan Moretus brought their printing establishment to this city. This excellent museum showcases the whole history...More

Thank HugovdBos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A gem of a museum in Antwerp! A beautiful 17th Century home and workplace to one of the most influential families of the written word in the history of the western world. A cozy, welcoming, building with a glorious inner courtyard and room after room...More

Thank SMU1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum traces the history of a very important printing company in Belgium. The museum is housed in some of the original buildings and is full of the books and technologies for printing and binding since the invention of moveable type and modern printing. Other...More

Thank Waterloon
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Printing companies were instrumental to the spread of knowledge after the invention of the process. This family helped to create and deliver many fine scientific products to scientists and public - atlases, books. It is the informational part of the history of scientific development in...More

1  Thank Dmitry Z
Reviewed 4 July 2018

The Plantin-Moretus museum contains an exhaustive display telling the story of one of the most influential printing houses in history. You can see two of the oldest remaining printing presses in the world, you can see exactly how printing was done throughout hundreds of years...More

Thank TravelMaven79
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

The printing museum at Plantin-Moretus is not the first place or any place we would typically consider going to visit while on vacation. After several people recommended and good reviews on websites, we decided we had to find out what the real story was. You...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Historical place Cozy environment Well preserved Friendly and helpful staff A lot of steps Moderate price

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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 Peter R | 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.