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Apenheul

Address: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 55 35 75 757
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Apeldoorn
Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Not a cage in sight. Great variety of primates including magnificent great Apes (Gorillas, Orang Utans and Bonobos). Enclosures are very spacious islands with natural water barriers. Some smaller species are free to roam among visitors. Excellent facilities and learning centers, good for visitors of every age. Well worth a visit if you're in the Netherlands and fancy a day... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I strongly dislike zoos, seeing animals in cages makes me sad. We decided to make an exception as we read such nice things about Apenheul. I was very pleased with the visit. There is a very long walk from the parking lot to the actual park. Admission is not cheap, but nothing in Netherlands is. Upon entering we were advised... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Located in Apeldoorn in a beautifull, small "hilly" forest. I hadn't been at the Apenheul for a long time, a lot of improvement and I loved our visite. You'll find many different species of primates. Cute sqirrel monkeys are roaming free. They interact with people, hoping to find some (forbidden!) food. Gorillas and Orang oetans are living on islands and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You don't hear much about this outdoor monkey zoo, but it is really great if you have kids. The little monkeys will climb on you.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Apenheul is an extraordinary zoo, focussing on big en tiny primates: maki's, gorillas, bonobos etcetera. Most of the animals are not living in cages but wander around free or live on artificiel islands so you have the chance to see them in the wild. So do scientist, who have the opportunity to study the monkeys in a sourrounding that is... More 

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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Apenheul is quite a unique place. A big open 'monkey zoo' in the forest - designed to let you visit and interact with a large number of monkey species in their natural habitat. The best place to walk among and to interact with the monkeys - the little ones were climbing on us, trying to steal some food.. they... More 

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Zutphen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Apenheul concept is quite Unique insofar that you get to visit a large number of monkey species more or less in their natural habitat and that in a number of cases you can actually walk among and interact with them. This is never intimidating or dangerous in any way. The feeding demonstrations are especially interesting and can also be... More 

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shanghai
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286 reviews 286 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

we took our kids here years ago and were really looking forward to taking our grandchildren aged 3.5 and almost 2. We weren't disappointed. Apenheul is still a wonderful place both for adults and children, the children were enchanted with how close they could be with the little monkeys and it is also wonderful to see how very large the... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Besides the fact that the park was crowded with people (and strollers) and it was pretty fresh so some animals were inside we had a great day here.

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Worcester
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Spent a lovely afternoon walking around the monkey park, we were there for about 4 hours. Remember to use a 'monkey proof' bag for your belongings, provided free of charge. The presentations were only in Dutch so we can not comment on those, but there were plenty of people listening and they also attract the monkeys so are worth stopping... More 

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