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Plantin - Moretus Museum

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Address: Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 03 221 1450
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Printing museum which contains the two oldest printing presses in the...

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.

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Charming piece of history

A must see place. Many interesting items with history behind. It is a kind of magic. You can take a headphones with guide in different languages.

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4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tychy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see place. Many interesting items with history behind. It is a kind of magic. You can take a headphones with guide in different languages.

Review collected in partnership with Deutsche Telekom

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Thank Irek S
Antwerp, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like books, this is a museum not to miss. An impressive collection of early printing works, all in a gorgeous setting. A hidden gem as you would not guess it from the outside in a quaint tiny square of Antwerp.

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Thank sausageCastle
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plantin published several books in Latin Greek Hebrew became printer after accident... Youngster can see how books were printed in 1500 superb garden

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Very first museum to enter (2005) the list of Unesco world heritage! Vrijdagmarkt 22 10 am till 5 pm, except on Monday (closed). 8€ from 26 to 65 y. 6€ from 12 to 25 and > 65 Free < 12 y and LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH. I advise you to take the audio guide. This museum is on the... More 

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Thank berver65
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

the area is peaceful with lots of excitement things to look forward to. very good building and and historical too.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Upon entering you get warp backed in time into a time capsule. Authentic plant of how books were printed in the 16th century, the only thing missing is the laborforce. The other interiors are of a later date but give a nice picture of how the well to do lived in those days. Beautiful inner courtyard as well. A 'boutique'... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Walking into this museum is like walking into a Vermeer painting with the black and white tiled floors and small windows with interior wooden shutters. Some of the oldest printing presses are on display. Just walk around and soak up the atmosphere.

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Thank Hardtoplease98
Kruibeke, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

nice museum, is actuallly completelly renewed (and cleaned) , worldclass , printershop , must do in antwerp

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Thank stafker
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

For me (as living here in Antwerp) historically and culturally the most important museum to visit. closed for renovations, but very interesting, containing all information on printing, the centuries'old materials, 2 libraries, some living quarters, enough to see, even for children, a very nice courtyard. You might need between 1 hr (at the least) and 2 hrs to visit and... More 

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

it is a very nice half day outing very intresting for adults and grownups everything is inside so no rain

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