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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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one of the two museums to visit while in Antwerp (with Rubens house)

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Kruibeke, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

A breathtaking experience that is well preserved in my memory. Sadly, it is not as publicised at it must be.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

In the very centre so can just pop on, would be very important cultually for European publishing but not much impressive .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

In 1546 Christopher Plantin…a French bookbinder set up his own printing shop here. It became one of the most influential publishing houses in all of Europe. His name was given to a typeface still widely used today. The world’s oldest printing presses are found in this museum. Not only that...typographic proof correction marks have remained unchanged since Plantin’s day.

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