Practical information

Practical information about opening times, ticket sales, how to get to the Museum and accessibility. You will find that everyone is welcome at the Museum Plantin-Moretus.

As a museum, we have the responsibility to prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. That’s why the museum will close until the 19th of April 2020. All our planned activities will be cancelled until then. Visitors that bought a ticket, will be informed personally. We will contact you with more details as soon as possible.


Opening hours

The museum is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm; closed on Mondays.
Tickets may be purchased up to 4.30 pm. 

The museum will be closing at 4 PM on the 24th and 31st of December.

Closing days
The museum is closed on Mondays and on the following public holidays:

  • 1 January 
  • 1 May 
  • Ascension Day
  • 1 November
  • 25 December

The museum is open on Easter Monday and Pentecost Monday.

Reading room and libraries 
You may gain admission to the reading rooms from Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. 

The reading room is closed on the following days in 2020:

  • wednesday 1 and thursday 2 January
  • monday 13 April
  • friday 1 May
  • thursday 21 and friday 22 May
  • monday 1 June
  • tuesday 21 July
  • wednesday 11 November
  • friday 25 December

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


  • 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


  • For temporary exhibitions, other admission charges may apply
  • These admission charges are separate from the charge for a guided tour
  • An audio guide can be obtained from reception for 2 euro.



MuseumPASSmusées is your key to over 100 Belgian museums. The pass grants Belgian residents 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

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:

  • Market Square (Grote Markt 13): daily from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Central Station (level 0, near the escalators): daily from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Closed: 1 January and 25 December

Ordering tickets

When it’s busy in the museum, we introduce a time-slot system. If so, we may ask you to wait for a while.

For individual visitors 
You can buy your tickets:

  • over the counter at the Museum Plantin-Moretus
  • over the counter at Antwerp Tourism & Congress, Grote Markt 13, 2000 Antwerp. Office open on Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5.45 pm, and on Sundays and public holidays from 9 am to 4.45 pm
  • online



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


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

By train

From Antwerp Central:

  • Take tram 3, 9 or 15
  • Get out at the Groenplaats stop. From Groenplaats, follow the route described under ‘On foot/by bike’

From Antwerp Berchem:

  • Take tram 9
  • Get out at the Groenplaats stop. From Groenplaats, follow the route described under ‘On foot/by bike’

By premetro, tram or bus

  • Tram 3, 9 or 15
  • Bus 22, 25 or 26
  • Get out at the Groenplaats stop. From Groenplaats, follow the route described under ‘On foot/by bike’

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 the Groenplaats, Brabo (Kammenstraat) and Scheldekaai Noord (Jordaenskaai) car parks

Disabled parking
The nearest parking spaces for people with disabilities are

  • on ‘de Oever’ in front of numbers 10 and 14 (two spaces)
  • on Sint-Jansvliet in front of number 3 (three spaces) 

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.


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