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Plantin - Moretus Museum

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Address: Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp, Belgium
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+32 3 221 14 50
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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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A must see

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Beersheba, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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.

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Usually museums tend to get boring, however not this one. There are more than enough interesting descriptions and details to keep the attention. Great overview on the development of printing we tend to take for granted.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a beautiful museum-and highly undervalued by most American tourists.Most captivating was a very old bible in 13 languages.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

As a linguistics student, this museum was an absolute dream. And even if you are not interested in what the museum has to offer, it is also fun to just look at the building(s) itself. To see how they lived back then.

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