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Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin)

Koningin Astridplein 26, Antwerp 2018, Belgium
32-3-202-4540
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Ranked #17 of 81 Attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos, Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Large, well-defined zoo which houses a variety of species from giraffes to fish.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed visit to this city centre zoo. Lots to see. We were in for about 5 hours. Used the cafeteria and the food was surprisingly very good. Usually zoos are not renown fro good food for humans but Antwerp was an exception. Zoo was in very good condition and clean. Staff were very helpful so well done to all... More

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Sutton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Absolutely brilliant zoo with so many kinds of animals, including the very rare Okapi. Elephants, giraffes, panthers, and a huge aquarium mean you can easily spend a few hours in the zoo and be thoroughly entertained. Right by the station too, so easy transport.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to this zoo. There are lots of lovely animals to see and the layout is easy to follow and spacious. Watched lots of animals being fed by very caring zoo keepers. The animals were easy to view and the enclosures were big, well thought out for the animals needs and very clean. The paths and... More

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Antwerp Zoo is conveniently located next door to the Central Rail Station (which itself is a stunning building). As it was so central, I was surprised to find such a large area with room for a very good variety of creatures from round the world. Everything is well laid out and the animals generally have plenty of space to move... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Next to Antwerp's fantastic renovated Central Station, this is a "must do" with children. You have everything in (short) walking distance : sea lions show, birds, snakes, elephants, bears, penguins, seals, etc. etc., benches in the shade to rest on, nice playground, ... Very agreable, relaxing and cooling down on a city-summer day. Lots of possibilities to eat/buy food, although... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Antwerp Zoo is an enjoyable zoo to visit. There is a variety of animals, including many birds, sea animals and big land animals. I think we spend about 2,5 to 3 hours when walking through the zoo, taking our time to look around. It was a sunny day when we were there, which is very pleasant when walking around... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have been here a couple of times as a kid wich was amazing. Last time I went there was with aa a volunteer with a group of people with a disability. I never had so much fun in my life!! Everything was accessible and easy to get to. There is also a discount and the monitor gets in free.... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We went to the Antwerp zoo with our eight-year-old and had a great time. Animals are very accessible. Great layout. Really enjoyed it. If you are in Belgium to enjoy the food and drinks, this is a great treat for the kids.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the zoo on Belgium's national day - there were lots of people milling around in traditional dress, which added something special to the day. There is lots to see at the zoo, but we did feel that some of the enclosures could have been better managed - they seemed quite mucky and in need... More

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It is a very well taken care of zoo, with a great diversity of animals. It's not the biggest zoo, but then again, it is right in the city centre! It is tidy and you can easily bring own food and drinks with you if you don't want to spend a fortune on food there.

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