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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  • Avifauna is a place we stay when we want a day away but not want to be away all day. However, the cages are no longer completely this time. Once again our kids had a fun day.
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  • Fine park for both the parents and the kids, large children's playground with fun attractions, and the bird park also looks very nice, all at an affordable price.
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  • Avifauna is a bird park with touches. The choice of different birds is enormous. You can hear, see and feeding. In addition, there are little monkeys to walk. The kids were crazy about it. There is also a nice playground with an extensive slide construction. The hospitality industry and luna park are out of date. The parking is free.
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  • Perfect day to visit. Not to crowded. Great to see the birds and learn a few things. Will visit again!
  • Very nice bird zoo. Incredible amount of different types of birds. Some are in old fashioned cages, but lot are free or in large cages where the public can enter also.
  • Very nice day spent at avifauna with kids. Green, and kids friendly. U can even enjoy a carnivore‚Äč bird demonstration. Or relax in a play area where ur kids can play nicely.
  • The park has the most beautiful birds and wonderful monkeys. It's a joy to watch the spectacular birds how's and to watch the kids have fun in the huge playground!
  • We visit the Avifauna restaurant every year. I always love their all-you-can-eat brunch. They have a lot of different food with great service. It is also nice to walk around the park and being able to feed the birds (rainbow lorikeet).

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