If you’re interested in the history of printing in Belgium, head to the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, where you can delve deep into the works of 16th-century Belgian printers, Christophe Plantin and Jan Moretus. Housed in their former printing establishment, the museum features a variety of notable works that were printed over 400 years ago.
You can travel back through time as you explore the Plantin-Moretus Museum while listening to the informative audio guide. Admire the centuries-old interior design, from leather walls and famed portraits to an incredible library, before seeing two of the oldest printing presses in the world. The interactive museum lets you even don a printer’s apron and create a bookmark.
You can browse copies of the famous publications printed by Christophe Plantin, including a Bible in five languages. Admire the paintings and drawings by Peter Paul Rubens before heading out to relax in the gardened courtyard filled with 16th-century plants.
The Plantin-Moretus Museum is located in the centre of Antwerp, five minutes’ walk from the Antwerpen Sint-Andries and Antwerpen Groenplaats tram stations. You can drive there in about 15 minutes from Antwerp International Airport.