Vogelpark Avifauna, Alphen aan den Rijn

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Vogelpark Avifauna is a large bird park in Alphen aan den Rijn, in the western Netherlands. It was the first dedicated bird park in the world. The park has a lot of greenery and ponds, and also a restaurant and a children's playground. The park is owned by the Van der Valk group.HistoryThe zoo was set up in the garden of the Ten Rhijn estate by the owner, Van den Brink, and it was opened on 17 May 1950, the first bird park in the world. Toucans were featured on the posters for the park's opening, and a toucan has been depicted on the zoo's logo since, and also on the logos of the Van der Valk restaurant chain and Hotel Avifauna, which is situated on the edge of the park.On the night of 23 December 2005 a fire broke out. About twenty birds were killed. The stables and an adjoining house were completely destroyed by the fire, and replacement buildings were completed in 2008.In the night of 25 to 26 September 2014, a large number (36) of birds were stolen from the park. Although most of them have been found in an ongoing investigation, unfortunately, a few have died due to neglect from the thieves.
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  • It is a beautiful place to spend the day at time of warmth. Park with a variety of birds and some other animal. Shows with birds. Games for kids and not so much. And if out there have little, hotel with a restaurant. Very recomemdable.
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  • Nice park that for years. Lots of information and beautiful birds. Nice just a park. Hefty playground fun for the kids. Restaurant tastefully decorated. Live cooking show food in abundance, good quality, lots and wide selection of hot and cold dishes. Sufficient supplemented. A disadvantage is that it is always very busy, herrie, noisy. Though understandable since everything else fine is there much appetite for ..... for and disadvantage at the same time
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  • Park super fun for both large and small children all Brunch and then the park in Nice to one day be sweet also a cruise is to recommend in 1 word super.
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  • Exceptional bird park. Wide range of species from all different types (from Tropical to Penguins to Birds of Prey to Pelicans). Birds look very well looked after the with large spacious enclosures. Great day out for any family and highly recommended for any bird lover like myself. Note: If you stay in the neighbouring Hotel (Hotel Avifauna), the entrance fee to the bird park is free! Did you know: This was the World's First Dedicated Bird Park in the World (opened 17 May 1950)
  • The events at Avifauna are really enjoyable! The sphere is nice, the security is friendly and the service is perfect!
  • Nice place to spend few hours with kids. Lori Landing is especially fun for kids.
  • It was very clean and the hotel was awesome! It has a great vieuw over the park
  • Super large park with many species of birds, the room with the parrots was fantastic. Great pictures and lots of fun. Love it.
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