Practical information

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.

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We take various precautions to offer you a pleasant and safe visit.

Opening hours

The museum is open

  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (on 24 and 31 December the museum closes exceptionally at 4 pm)
  • Exceptionally open on Easter Monday and Whit Monday

The museum is closed

  • on Mondays, except for Easter Monday and Whit Monday
  • on January st, May 1st, Our Lord Ascension day, November 1st and December 25th

The opening hours and closing dates of our reading room, you can find on our reading room page.

 

Tickets

Ticket prices

8 euros

  • Visitors from 26 to 65 years

6 euros

  • Visitors from 12 to 25 years
  • Visitors over 65 years
  • Groups of 12 or more people
  • Wheelchair users (as the upper floor is not wheelchair accessible)

Free

  • Visitors under 12 years
  • Last Wednesday of the month
  • Accompanying person of wheelchair-user or people with disabilities
  • School/college groups (up to 26 years) with teacher
  • 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, press card-holders, Antwerp City Card holders, Friends of the Antwerp Museums
  • A visit to the reading room

Access press and travel/trade organizations on request: karen.werkhoven@antwerpen.be.

From 1 September 2021, the admission prices for the Museum Plantin-Moretus will be adjusted. Read more.

 

Deals

MuseumPASSmusées
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 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.

 

Ordering tickets

  • We work in time blocks and only allow a maximum of 30 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 (eg. last Wednesday of the month).

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

Follow the step-by-step plan here | FAQ

Consult the terms and conditions of sale when purchasing an online ticket.

 

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 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. 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.

 

Address

The Plantin-Moretus Museum
Vrijdagmarkt 22
2000 Antwerp
tel. +32 3 221 14 50
fax + 32 3 221 14 71
museum.plantin.moretus@antwerpen.be

The reading room
Heilige Geeststraat 6
2000 Antwerp
readingroom.plantin.moretus@antwerpen.be

 

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.

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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.

 

By car

  • 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.

 

Accessibility

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.

Find out more about your visit to the reading room.

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