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View animal habitats as 19th-century travelers did at ZOO Antwerpen (Dierentuin), the oldest zoo in the country. Established in 1843, the zoo originally reflected director Jacques Kets' vision to promote the zoological and botanical sciences. Over the years the attraction added primates, African species, and a sampling of animals from almost every environment. In the 20th century, the zoo was updated with larger habitats that mimic the animal's home. Hippos, penguins, sea lions, and elephants all have public feeding times; pick up a printed schedule of feedings and caretaker chats from the ticket kiosk. To keep you energized, there are two sit-down restaurants and picnic areas where you can enjoy your own lunch. Purchase tickets onsite or online. Visit the zoo's website for seasonal ticket promotions. Free wheelchairs and special tours for visitors with decreased mobility are available upon request. By using our Antwerp day trip site, you can arrange your visit to ZOO Antwerpen (Dierentuin) and other attractions in Antwerp.
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This zoo was on our must do list because of a friend we were traveling with who loved all things monkeys. This zoo did not disappoint!! They had a mix of indoor and outdoor enclosures which was...
This zoo was on our must do list because of a friend we were traveling with who loved all things monkeys. This zoo did not disappoint!! They had a mix of indoor and outdoor enclosures which was... more »
The zoo is beautiful. There are gardens with tulips and other flowers, cafes where you can sit and have something to eat. There a lot of animals a had never seen and the aquarium is amazing!
The zoo is beautiful. There are gardens with tulips and other flowers, cafes where you can sit and have something to eat. There a lot of animals a had never seen and the aquarium is amazing! more »
If I have the time to visit a zoo in any city, I will make a plan. Antwerpen Zoo is beautiful. The animals are well looked after and you can see that conservation is the main focus of this zoo. Well kept gardens and inclosures for all the animals. Well worth a visit. Conveniently located just behind the train station.
Beautiful zoo right in the middle of the city. Beautiful architecture, well maintained, lot of places to relax and eat. Lot of birds, animals and reptiles don’t expect it to be a National park but a well maintained Zoo with enough animals the place can keep you occupied for couple of hours. Its just beside Antwerp central station so location wise it’s amazing.
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