Plan your visit to the museum

Practical information concerning coronavirus

Practical information about opening hours, ticket sales, how to reach us and accessibility. And how can you enjoy a safe visit to the museum in these times.

We are happy to welcome you back! We will put the well-being of our visitors and employees first. We are taking take various precautions to offer you a pleasant and safe visit.  You can read more about them here. We hope to welcome you soon.



To impede the coronavirus from spreading, we are implementing the following measures:

  • We work in time blocks of 30 minutes and only allow a maximum of 20 visitors per time block. Therefore, you need to buy your tickets online in advance.
  • Only visitors with a valid e-ticket will be allowed access to the museum.
  • Visitors who are entitled to free admission must also reserve a (free) e-ticket.
  • Every last Wednesday of the month you can visit the museum for free. You also need to reserve an e-ticket for this.
  • The last tickets will be sold at 4:00 p.m

Order tickets here

Tickets will only be reimbursed or exchanged if your visit is cancelled by the museum. (e.g. due to corona-related closure of the museum).

Do you need help, or do you have any questions about booking your tickets?

Follow the step-by-step plan here | FAQ


Ticket prices

8 euro

  • Visitors from 26 to 65 years

6 euro

  • Visitors from 12 to 25 years
  • Visitors over 65 years
  • Wheelchair-user


  • Visitors under 12 years
  • Accompanying person of wheelchair-user/people with disabilities
  • A visit to the reading room
  • Last Wednesday of the month
  • Card-holders
    • Antwerp-residents with an A-kaart: access to the permanent collections only
    • A-kaart OMNIO holders
    • Antwerp City guides
    • MuseumPASSmusées-holders
    • ICOM card-holders
    • teacher's card-holders
    • Antwerp City Card holders
    • Friends of the Antwerp Museums

Access press and travel/trade organizations on request:

Note: For temporary exhibitions, other admissions charges may apply


Ticket deals


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Antwerp City Card

The Antwerp City Card is the perfect solution for discovering all Antwerp’s treasures in a 24-, 48- or 72-hour period. You can use it to visit all Antwerp museums, including the Museum Plantin-Moretus. The card costs 27 euros for 24 hours, 35 euros for 48 hours or 40 euros for 72 hours.

By your Antwerp City Card online or in one of the visitor centres of Visit Antwerp.


Measures to be taken for corona

This is how, together, we can make your visit a success.

Measures to be taken before your visit


Measures to be taken during your visit

  • Maintain a distance of 1.5 m from your fellow visitors.
  • Follow the fixed route in the museum and do not touch anything. Stick to the established route and follow the advice of our museum staff.
  • Seating options are limited.
  • The touchscreens and digital browsing books in the museum will be unavailable.
  • The inner garden can only be visited temporarily with a valid e-ticket for the museum.
  • The museum shop is open, you can only pay electronically. Cash money will not be accepted.
  • The museum has a strict hygiene plan. Give employees who are cleaning doors, banisters, smooth surfaces, toilets, etc., the space and time to do their work properly.
  • Avoid using lockers, and limit coats and (large) bags.

Read about the measures implemented by the City of Antwerp to impede the coronavirus from spreading here.


Opening hours

The museum

The museum is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm.

On December 24 and 31 we close at 4 pm.

Monday is our regular closing day, except for Easter Monday and Whit Monday.

The museum is also closed on the following public holidays:

  • 1 January
  • 1 May
  • Assumption
  • 1 November
  • 25 December

Reading room and libraries

The reading room can be visited by appointment.

You can visit the reading room on Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The reading room is closed on:

  • from Friday 25 December 2020 to Friday 1 January 2021
  • Monday 5 April 2021
  • Thursday 13 May 2021
  • Friday 14 May 2021
  • Monday 24 May 2021
  • Wednesday 21 July 2021
  • Monday 1 November 2021
  • Thursday 11 November 2021
  • Friday 12 November 2021
  • from Monday 27 December to Friday 31 December 2021

Find out more about a visit to the reading room



The Plantin-Moretus Museum
Vrijdagmarkt 22
2000 Antwerp
tel. +32 3 221 14 50
fax + 32 3 221 14 71

The reading room
Heilige Geeststraat 6
2000 Antwerp


Getting to the museum

The Museum Plantin-Moretus is located in the centre of Antwerp. You can reach it on foot, by bicycle or by public transport.

On foot/by bike

  • From Groenplaats, head down Nationalestraat as far as the first lights
  • ​Turn right into Steenhouwersvest 
  • Take the first right (Drukkerijstraat) and you will come to Vrijdagmarkt

With a Vélo-bicyle (Share-a-Bike system)

You find a Velo station on the Groenplaats, at the Modemuseum and at the Zuiderterras, all within walking distance of the museum. More on

With public transport

Use the routeplanner of de Lijn to plan your trip by train, bus, premetro or tram.

Keep in mind that a mask is mandatory when travelling on public transport.

Or plan your trip by train with the NMBS/SNCB route planner.

By waterbus over the Scheldt

The waterbus connects Hemiksem and Lillo and stops at the Steenplein (where you have to get off). If you come from the Left bank, you can also take the ferry. All practical information such as rates and departure times can be found on

Keep in mind that a mask is mandatory when travelling on public transport.

By car

Enter your starting address    
  • Follow signs for 'Antwerpen Centrum'
  • Then follow signs for 'P-Groenplaats'
  • The museum does not have its own car parking. Parking is available at
    • car park Groenplaats
    • car park Brabo (Kammenstraat 2)
    • car park Scheldekaai Noord (Jordaenskaai 27)
  • Or park your car easily and at no charge in one of the park-and-ride (P+R) sites on the city fringe.
  • The nearest parking spaces for people with disabilities are  on Oever in front of numbers 10 and 14 (two spaces) and on Sint-Jansvliet in front of number 3 (3 spaces)
  • Take a look at Smart ways to Antwerp.

Low emission zone

Are you travelling to Antwerp by car? Then remember that the entire city centre of Antwerp and Linkeroever/Left Bank are a low emission zone. Vehicles that emit too much soot and particulate matter may not enter the low emission zone.

Check before coming to Antwerp whether your vehicle complies with the conditions for entry with this test

Compulsory registration: All vehicles with a foreign number plate (except Dutch number plates) that comply with the conditions for entry must be registered once-only. Registration is free and can be done up to 24 hours after entering the zone. Register your car here

You can find further information about the low emission zone in Antwerp at



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.


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 cannot currently be borrowed. You will have to use the visitor’s guide that can be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet.

Audio tour and audio play

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. This can be listened to using the Antwerp Museum App. Download the Antwerp Museum App onto your smartphone or tablet free of charge, and don’t forget to bring your earphones or headphones to the museum. Find out more about this app and tours.


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.

Find out more about your visit to the reading room.

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