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“A museum, a garden worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Plantin - Moretus Museum

Plantin - Moretus Museum
Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp, Belgium
32 03 221 1450
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Ranked #2 of 113 things to do in Antwerp
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Owner description: Printing museum which contains the two oldest printing presses in the world, complete sets of dies and matrices, and the full archive of the Plantin printing company.
brussels, belgium
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“A museum, a garden worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Of course, you can visit the museum because of your interest in all things printing, as this used to be the home of the largest renaissance printing house in the world... and it is definitely worth a visit... but if you're not that interested, just walk in, and leave the paying visitors behind, while going to the lovely peaceful garden where you can sample Antwerp as it was 400+ years ago... free access !
Relax, sit down, and enjoy !

Visited October 2012
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“Quiet, different, but worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

My dad used to run a print shop. So maybe I'm a little bit more interested then the average person. Nevertheless, this is one of my favourite museums in Antwerp. Go and have a look yourself...

Visited November 2011
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“If you like books - you'll love this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Printing museum - worth a visit for the old printing presses and stocks of typesetting pieces alone. Also, a lovely old building, with many original fittings/decorations.

Visited August 2012
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“Really interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

OK, I visited this museum a couple of years ago (August 2009, not 2012 as specified here) so I do not remember exactly how it is.
Just that gardens are nice and the building itself worth a visit, plus, oh yes, plus the museum itself. Maybe it's just me, but I really appreciated it.
Will visit it again next time in Antwerp!

Visited August 2012
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“Gives museums a good name”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The exhibition is very well presented. Quiet and with a welcome lack of staff sitting in each room. The building itself would be worth a visit without the exhibits.

Visited August 2012
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