Impressed by Plantin

Woodcut collection online

The Plantin-Moretus Museum keeps an extraordinary collection of 14,000 woodblocks. 14,000 examples of true craftsmanship, drawings masterly cut in wood.

We are supplying this impressive collection of woodcuts in high resolution. Feel free to browse as long as you like, get inspired and use your creativity.

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Dive into the collection, get inspired and share the result of your creativity.

What's on offer?

Fancy an extraordinary adventure? Visit the world’s best kept printing office and enjoy the cosy atmosphere. For young and old, letter freaks and bookworms. Guided tours, exhibitions, workshops and events.

Landschap met reiskoets en runderhoeder, Pieter Bruegel
In the spring and summer of 2021, we will be going on a journey. Plantin travelled a lot, but never for his own leisure. It was always business first. We will head off on business trips to Leiden, Paris and Frankfurt.
Campagnebeeld 'een eeuw van verwondering'
The 16th century print series Nova Reperta (New Discoveries) and contemporary developments are central to this exhibition. It is no coincidence that the sciences were high on Plantin's list of books.
Christophe Plantin was a first-class networker. He kept in touch with both friends and foes through letters. Do his letters give a clue as to what Plantin really thought?
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Unesco werelderfgoed