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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 young children, Activities for older children
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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Athens, Greece
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you love animals this is definitely the palce for you!Huge animal variety, nicely put exhibits that come close to the real animal habitats and a park in the heart of Antwerp just next to the train station...You could spend 4-5 hours wandering around without getiing bored! Take your children there, show them these incredible creatures and make sure you... More

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Amsterdam
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I visit this zoo multiple time a year and it is one of my favorites. Beautiful animals, pretty gardens and nice art and architecture. Especially the elephant house is a beautiful peace of architecture. Good location and some impressive views on the central station. A bit pricey but hey, the animals need food too.

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Brussels, Belgium
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18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The zoo is very pretty and the grounds are very well kept. It is a bit expensive to get in though, it cost us 60 euro for 2 adults and a 4 year old. But maybe since it was so expensive is why is was pretty empty. Being empty is what made it so nice. It wasn't crowded and we... More

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Wow a zoo in the middle of a city!! Sounds mad but true I enjoyed my walk around the zoo it was in April near to Easter the greens covered in flowers and animal statues, butterfly's statues placed on trees all around. Zoo has butterfly house elephant house fish house many animals apes chimps loins birds of prey. Suitable for... More

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Liege, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Well, you come out of the central station and there it is! A pretty large Zoo with a nice variety of animals. they look like they're taken good care of (although they would be better off left alone in the wild). The shows are time wasters, you should not bother going. The little house with different apes is very interesting.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My partner and I visited the Zoo recently and loved it, it is simple to navigate around the zoo and you are given a little map on arrival. The zoo itself is directly beside the central station in Antwerp. The animals all look very happy and content, the shows that are available to see are excellent as well, there wasn't... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We have a subscription to the zoo and so go as often as we want for as long as we want. It's great, no pressure to see all the animals every time, because there is a lot to see in the zoo! They are doing great renovation works and it looks better every time we go. You might not like... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

I visited the zoo last week and was shocked at the conditions!! firstly we saw jaguars in a tiny enclosure with nothing to entertain them, then saw tigers both were pacing around their tiny enclosure looking distressed. The girraffes 5 in an enclosure were chewing branches with nothing to eat and were also in a very small space. The poor... More

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Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

had a lovely time, saw the trained seal show, good to see some weird animals, great atmosphere, you dont need to be a child to enjoy animals!

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