Apenheul, Apeldoorn

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#2 of 53 in Outdoors in Gelderland Province
Walk among apes and monkeys in a natural forest environment at Apenheul. Opened in 1971, the zoo was the first in the world to house primates in open environments where visitors could interact with them. Now home to more than 30 different primates, including bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans, the facility promotes conservation, as well as love and understanding of primates. Grab a front row seat at a feeding session. The knowledgeable staff member running the show will answer any questions. If you're lucky, a curious monkey might climb on you. Add Apenheul to your Apeldoorn travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Apeldoorn online trip itinerary maker .
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  • Search the monkey Zoo ' de apenheul ' once upon a fun experience for large and small, most monkeys run simply loose. However, do not.
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  • We have been here a couple of times, and have seen different monkeys the second time around. Very interesting to be able to see them up close. I was a bit concerned when I saw monkeys climbing on an e...  more »
  • Nice park but quite far away from the General parking lot, too few disabled places that also still in a dead-end street and then if you have to drive backwards if you, one hand drive is pretty tricky. At the beginning of the route to the monkey Zoo ' de apenheul ' runs are wheelchairs for people who really need them. You have a long way to work around a mountain expire you afterwards if you by mountain and forest. Inside there are lots of hills. There are in different places eat and playgrounds.
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  • Lovely theme park with some free roaming monkey's. The best time to visit is off holiday season and not during the weekend. Monkey's can come over and actually sit on you or on your babie stroller. It's actually great fun to meet the little monkey's in person. There are bags available that the monkey's won't be able to open, since they are super curious and will take anything they can get their tiny hands on! :D
  • Not really a fan of animals in captivity but the enclosures appear well thought out. Plenty of interactivity with the smaller animals, fortunately not with the Gorillas! Oh yes and my kids had a fabulous day here too!
  • Fun for young and old! They have several species in the park and in many areas there are monkeys freely roaming who might like to jump in you to see if you have anything in your pockets. Nice playground in the middle for the kids. Be aware that it is a longer walk from the parking lot to the entrance.
  • very nice place to just get away from it. also good for kids. you can just let them explore on their own. its very safe. i especially like the season pass which is only 10 euros more and then you can come several times and get discounts for friends
  • Do you want to see a lot of different monkeys? Than this is the place to go! The most fun thing is that some species walk freely in this park. The employees give a lot of information so just ask.

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Apeldoorn and its surrounding area boast the highest concentration of developed campgrounds and bungalow parks in the Netherlands, offering casual lodging for backpackers and other travelers averse to booking their stay months in advance. If you prefer to stay within walking distance of Apeldoorn's major attractions, consider one of the mid-range hotels near the city center. For a quintessential Dutch experience, stay at a cozy guesthouse on the outskirts and rent a bike for all your sightseeing around town.
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