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Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin), Antwerp
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View animal habitats as 19th-century travelers did at Antwerp Zoo (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 trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin) and other attractions in Antwerp.
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  • I have been here a couple of time with the kids and it's always a joy for them and for the parents :) 
  • This Zoo has been here for a long time, but for me its still a place where i find myself very close to nature and the wonders of life. This oasis in the middle of a busy city is a must see for everyon...  more »
  • Beautiful lighting. Congratulations to the builders of this breathtaking spectacle. We had time (2 hours) enough to also be able to view and photograph.
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