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Plantin - Moretus Museum

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Address: Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp, Belgium
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10:00 - 17:00
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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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Hard to find but worth it!

This is another house and place of work to wander round, and be fascinated by. The Plantins started the business 400 years ago, then you see the portraits of the eight generations... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ronni L
Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is another house and place of work to wander round, and be fascinated by. The Plantins started the business 400 years ago, then you see the portraits of the eight generations who kept prining. The house is enormous, and there are lots of amazing bits of technology from many years ago.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It a nice place to visit, good food and nice area to hang out :)you can get there easily with good transportation and the connection is good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At first the topic might sound boring to you, but once you step in the museum you get drawn into the book printing history, so closely associated with the Plantin's family history. A must see in Antwerp!

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Beersheba, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is an amazing museum that you must see when you visit the beautiful city of Antwerpen. The museum concerns with the early era of printing, including the old instruments used to print books back in the 16 century. Settled in a beautiful medieval house, you get to see the beginning of the the scientific revolution . Very interesting and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Title says it all. Most of the museum is upstairs and there is no disabled or pram access. We have found Antwerp overall very difficult to visit with a young child. Many cities cater for this far far better than Antwerp.

Thank Ranger1976
Antwerp Province, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Recently restiled, a complete make-over where You have middle age rooms ,Renaissance rooms and partly 19 th century rooms with THE right furniture and decoration. Enjoy THE ancient atmosphere, THE Unique printling machinery still functioning. Interactive, with video and lots of books You can use, read and enjoy. Nice hookshop an magnificent garden.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

If you are fond of classical literature, Renaissance, early modern European science and the like, this museum will be very helpful for you, as it establishes the links between personalities that normally occupy different shelves of your brain / parts in your curriculum. It is stylishly presented, although the order of presentation is problematic: some things that you'd better know... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

This is really a very nice museum, we were very impressed by the different rooms, and the history that you find here everywhere, very intresting museum, you receive even a small workshop how they worked in the 16th century

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Book printing press Plantijn was founded in the 16th century. The museum is built in 16th century style. Besides old printing presses and a room for making the metal letter shapes used in printing, there are many old books and other prints on display. The building is mostly furnished in wood, and the walls are covered in gold leather, and... More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

It was more than 20 years ago that i visited the museum for the last time. They renovated the museum, it just reopened a few months ago. You have to visit this museum when you are in Antwerp. It's a jewel! The house itself is already worth a visit. You get a unique look into the world of printing of... More 

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