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Christophe Plantin - manager of the year 1572

guided tour for adults

Christophe Plantin was an intellectual with a flair for business. Shortly before 1550 he moved from France to Antwerp. Five years later he started his own printing press, which he built into the largest in the world.

Meet the visionary publisher Christoffel Plantin. Find out about the life and work of the ambitious Plantin and Moretus printing families. Upstairs you discover a number of amazing precious books which were published and printed here.

Who on earth was Plantin?


What to expect?

  • you discover the fascinating life of Christopher Plantin 
  • you enjoy the beautiful patrician house and the authentic workshops of a 16th-century printing house
  • you discover the enormous production of books by Plantin


Practical information

  • guided tour for adults
  • maximum 15 people per guide
  • duration: maximum 90 minutes
  • price for the guide: €120 (administration fee included)
  • tickets for the museum (ticket prices)


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