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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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3.3
  • Compared to LA and San Diego zoo this is a mid sized zoo that's right next to the train station in Antwerp. Great collection nice stroll. We Are in our fifties and enjoyed it.  more »
  • My favourite part of this was the room with butterflies! Honestly the most beautiful place ever.. Deff a good place to spend the day esp if you have kids. Not a lot of walking necessary but so much to...  more »
  • A great day out, families will appreciate the places to eat and drink but we just walked around in the shady gardens. There are a lot animals rare in zoos now, but the zoo is very pretty.  more »
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  • Parking was ok, so close to Zoo. Problem is its located in a low-emission zone. You have to be sure your car could enter Antwerp centre.
  • It has a prime location near the central railway station, the zoo and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, but that comes with a price. Parking isn't cheap although if you attend a concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, there's a discounted rate available.
  • Good price discount when visiting the zoo €4 for me
  • Easy to park. Quite clean
  • Easy to find and easy to park. Ticket is 4€ when visiting the Zoo. Good Deal.

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