On our way home from an amazing holiday with Stéphane’s family, we stopped for a couple of nights in Antwerp (Antwerpen) in Belgium. We stayed at an Airbnb in an old post office, and got to explore the city and its sights. We mostly walked around, explored Christmas markets, and ate good food – but it was pretty cold!
One of the highlights was the Museum Plantin-Moretus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a printing plant and publishing house from the Renaissance. It was interesting to walk through the old presses and letters and see how the whole operation of printing presses worked – and, of course, the impact that it had on the world. It was one of the most important printing houses in all of Europe in the 1500s and after. As you can see from my photographs, it also has a lovely courtyard.
We also explored Rubens’ House (Rubenshuis), a museum of the painter Peter Paul Rubens.