We take various precautions to offer you a pleasant and safe visit.
The museum is open
- Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (on 24 and 31 December the museum closes exceptionally at 3 pm)
- Exceptionally open on Easter Monday and Whit Monday
The museum is closed
- on Mondays, except for Easter Monday and Whit Monday
- on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and December 25th
The opening hours and closing dates of our reading room, you can find on our reading room page.
In Museum Plantin-Moretus you pay cashless - at the ticket counter, in the shop, as well as for activities.
We accept Bancontact, Mastercard, Maestro, VISA, Payconiq and V PAY at the counter and the online ticketshop. At the museum counter you can also pay with QR code, Discover, Diners, JCB, CUP and Visa Electron.
Your ticket remains valid all day. Want to go outside, have a coffee at the Vrijdagmarkt or do some shopping and then continue your visit? No problem at all!
- Visitors aged 26 and above
- Visitors aged 18-25
- Groups of 12 people or more
- Wheelchair-users (since they can only visit the groundfloor)
- A Card (A-kaart) holders
Free of charge
- Visitors aged under 18
- Antwerp residents with an A Card on the first Tuesday of each month
- Holders of a preferential rate (kansentarief) A Card
- UitPAS holders belonging to the Preferential Category (VT)
- Museum Pass holders
- Antwerp City Pass Holders
- ICOM (International Council of Museums) card holders
- School groups accompanied by a teacher
- Companions of disabled visitors
- teacher's card holder (KLASSE)
Free access on request
- Travel/trade organizations
- Antwerp City guides
Access press and travel/trade organizations on request: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Combiticket Flemish Masterpieces
If you are visiting our temporary exhibition From scribble to cartoon and the exhibition Rare and Indispensable at the MAS, buy a combiticket. You save €4 and pay €20 to visit both exhibitions.
More info on the combiticket can be found at the bottom of the From scribble to cartoon webpage.
MuseumPASSmusées is your key to over 100 Belgian museums. The pass grants you one year admission to participating museums and their fabulous collections.
- € 59
- for sale at the counter of Museum Plantin-Moretus or online
More info on www.museumpassmusees.be
Antwerp City Pass
The Antwerp City Pass is your inexpensive guide to discovering Antwerp. The pass gives access to many attractions, free travel on public transport, and great discounts. Depending on your time in Antwerp, you can choose a 24, 48, or 72-hour formula.
- We work in time blocks and only allow a maximum of 50 visitors per time block. Do you want to be sure of your access? Then book your ticket in advance.
- You can also reserve an e-ticket on days when the museum is free of charge.
Do you need help, or do you have any questions about booking your tickets?
Consult the terms and conditions of sale when purchasing an online ticket.
School groups visit the museum for free.
For a guided visit or workshop you only pay the guide.
- With guide: book your guided tour/workshop through Experience Antwerp and secure your free tickets.
- Without guide: book your free tickets
- With guide: book your guided tour/workshop through Experience Antwerp and purchase your tickets for the museum.
- Without guide: buy your tickets for the museum and send an email to email@example.com. Mention day and time of visit and number of participants.
GUIDE TO THE MUSEUM
Explore the museum on your own, with an audio guide, audio play, floor plan and visitor’s guide.
Floor plan and visitor's guide
The floor plan guides you through the highlights of the museum. You can take one with you at the start of your visit. The visitor’s guide can also be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet.
Audio tour and audio guide
You can choose from two audio tours: the classic audio guide with an explanation of the halls and works. Or the amusing audio play, which takes after the example of Het Geluidshuis and brings the house and its inhabitants to life with stories and voices.
You can get both tours for free at our front desk.
The Plantin-Moretus Museum
tel. +32 3 221 14 50
fax + 32 3 221 14 71
The reading room
Heilige Geeststraat 6
Getting to the museum
The Museum Plantin-Moretus is located in the centre of Antwerp. You can easily reach it on foot, by bicycle or by public transport.
Combine and navigate smoothly to your destination in Antwerp with Smart ways to Antwerp.
By Velo (shared bikes to rent)
You find a Velo station on the Groenplaats, at the Modemuseum and at the Zuiderterras, all within walking distance of the museum. More on www.velo-antwerpen.be.
By public transport
Use the routeplanner of de Lijn to plan your trip by train, bus, premetro or tram.
The stops Groenplaats and Sint-Andries are close to the museum.
Plan your trip by train with the NMBS/SNCB route planner.
Or take DeWaterbus over the river Scheldt. The stop at Steenplein is at 500 meters from the Plantin-Moretus Museum.
Rates and timetables can be found on www.dewaterbus.be.
- Follow signs for ‘Antwerpen-Centrum’
- Then follow signs for ‘P-Groenplaats’
- Parking is available at the Groenplaats, Brabo (Kammenstraat) and Scheldekaai Noord (Jordaenskaai) car parks
- The nearest parking spaces for people with disabilities are on ‘de Oever’ in front of numbers 10 and 14 (two spaces) and on Sint-Jansvliet in front of number 3 (three spaces)
- Or park at one of the P+R car parks on the city fringe. More information on www.slimnaarantwerpen.be.
PAY ATTENTION: remember that the entire city centre of Antwerp and Linkeroever (the Left Bank) are a low emission zone. Polluting vehicles may no longer enter the low emission zone. Check before coming to Antwerp whether your vehicle complies with the conditions for entry on www.slimnaarantwerpen.be/en/LEZ.
Because of the historic nature of the building, the first floor and reading rooms are not accessible for wheelchair-users and pushchairs. The museum staff will be happy to give you any assistance you may require as a wheelchair-user. There is also a toilet adapted for disabled use.
Visit the reading room
The Plantin-Moretus Museum reading room is open by appointment. Of course, we will make every effort to ensure your visit is a safe one.
Unfortunately we don't have a museum café, but the museum is surrounded by cafés and dining establishments. Step outside for a coffee or grab a bite to eat at the Vrijdagmarkt and continue your visit afterwards? No problem! Your ticket remains valid all day.