Bellewaerde, Ieper (Ypres)

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Visit a fairy tale-like castle turned amusement park at Bellewaerde. The attraction was once a nature and safari park, but in the 1980s it expanded to include themed rides geared towards families. The 54 hectare (130 acre) area juxtaposes landscaped gardens with rides like the Boomerang and the Screaming Eagle. If you want to try the water rides, such as the boat rides, wear clothing you don't mind getting a little wet. Visit some of the 300 animals that still live on the grounds and temper the thrills with the harmony of nature. Tickets are available at the ticket booth upon arrival, or you can purchase them in advance online for a small discount. The attraction is seasonal, so check times in advance. By using our Ieper (Ypres) online sightseeing planner , you can arrange your visit to Bellewaerde and other attractions in Ieper (Ypres).
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  • Very well suited for a family to spend his day, for all tastes. A counselor
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  • Great park with lots of green. Lots of animals and great themes. Great attractions and also a good price.
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  • With Halloween and everything there was beautifully decorated. Fun attractions for both large and small. Parking is always full and what on the expensive side.
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  • Bellewaerde is a theme park in the West-Flemish countryside at Zonnebeke near Ypres (Belgium). It was established in 1954, on the grounds of the World War I Battle of Bellewaarde. Named after an old castle in its territory that still stands near the main entrance, Bellewaerde is the oldest operating theme park in Belgium. Originally a zoo and safari, the park expanded in the early eighties to become more of a general theme- and thrillpark, catering towards teens and families. The 54-hectare (130-acre) park is famous for its beautiful gardens, marvelous landscaping and its attention to theming. Bellewaerde draws about 850,000 - 900,000 visitors a year and is the main theme park in Flanders.
  • A greatly maintained, condensed fun park. It only takes about 5-6 hours to do everything, but most everything is worth doing. Sadly, the price is too steep for how small the park is. The idea of having zoo exhibits in an amusement park is original though.
  • Expensive parking at €8, even more so when one gets a place in the sun while lots of shady places are available. Food is not expensive but of poor quality. The park itself is great, fun, tidy
  • Great rides, great staff and park. My only critasism is their new ride the Dawson duel. The main point of it is to race your friends but you don't get this option when you finally reach the top. We didn't even get released at the same time as some random in the next lane
  • Came with little expectations, had a great time. Will recommend it to everyone.

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