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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  • Been here many times now over many years. They constantly update and renew, impressive. There is lots of teaching about different species. Animals appear to have a large amount of space compared to ma...  more »
  • Cozy park, all is well and looks nice and neat. Too bad that some food stalls there are now no more, but there is a lot of place to just sit and eat and also to animals.
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  • Located in the most unlikely of places, smack right in the heart of the Netherlands, deep in the forests of the Hoge Veluwe you find this magical place full of monkeys and apes. Be at awe watching the...  more »
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  • Plenty of eateries. Beautiful landscaped. Well timed shows.
  • Absolutely loved this place. Highly recommend it to everyone. Getting to see all the monkeys made my day. And some of them run around at your feet. Funny little things 😊
  • Apenheul Primate Park is a zoo in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. It specializes in apes and monkeys. It opened in 1971 and was the first zoo in the world where monkeys could walk around freely in the forest and between the visitors. It started with just a few species, now it displays more than 30 different primates, among them bonobo, gorilla and orangutan.
  • 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!
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