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For Tour Operators & Travel Trade Professionals

Are you a tourism professional? Discover here the many advantages of the Museum Plantin-Moretus for your travel offer.

Why the Plantin-Moretus Museum is a must-visit

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Ten reasons for visiting the Plantin-Moretus Museum

Why you shouldn't miss the Plantin-Moretus Museum.

Our highlights for your customers

Welcome to Plantins house

In 1576, Plantin relocated his printing works to the Vrijdagmarkt. His family lived and worked there for three hundred years. They converted the ‘Gulden Passer’ (‘Golden Compass’) into a beautiful mansion. The Moretus family cherished their printing works, which had become a part of Antwerp’s heritage. The last owner, Edward Moretus, sold the house to the City of Antwerp in 1876.

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Meet Plantin and his family

Christophe Plantin and his son-in-law Jan Moretus were a revolutionary duo. They were the first printers on an industrial scale – the Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg of their day. Four hundred years later, you can simply drop in on them. Because their home and workplace are still there, as if they had just popped out to the bakery.

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Ten top works

Ten top works jump out, books that determined Western thinking and shaped the world.

Temporary exhibitions

The museum organizes a temporary exhibition every year. Your own collection is always the starting point.

An Italian in the Low Countries

Discover 500 years of city and regional life with the merchant Guicciardini

03.12.2021 - 06.03.2022 | Go back in time to Antwerp and the Netherlands in the 16th century. Lodovico Guicciardini, an Italian merchant who settles in Antwerp, describes in detail the life in the cities of the Netherlands at the time. Do we still recognize ourselves in his descriptions today?

The most beautiful drawings from the time of Bruegel and Rubens

Flemish drawing in the spotlight
    Thursday 19 October 2023 until Sunday 21 January 2024 from 10:00 to 17:00

With this exhibition, the Plantin-Moretus Museum shows the 80 most beautiful old drawings from Flemish collections. The whole forms an astonishing and representative overview of drawing in our regions in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Our offer for your clients

Discover our guided tours and workshops for young and old, in groups or individually.

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Visiting the museum with a group

Guided tours, creative workshops, printing demonstrations and day programmes: come to the museum with your group and make the visit more lively or varied with our group options.

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Children and families at the museum

Get to work just like a real printer or listen to the museum coming to life in the audio play.

Practical

Practical info for travel trade

Here you will find everything you need to know to prepare for a visit.

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