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Brendan S
Belfast, UK2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Went midweek while on holiday and staying in Gronigen. A brilliant place to go and wander about and see some monkeys. The path winds through multiple enclosures, many of which have no fences or cages, just rivers or moats. It was 30 degrees C, so many were chilling in the shade, but still saw something at every point on the map and had some fun with the lil guys. There is regular food/drink shops and toilets and the layout of each enclosure and the walkways around them have a high attention to detail. Also some of the monkey/ape themed arches are amazing. The staff were friendly and helpful too, I would happily go back.
Written June 25, 2022
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Ronald_jelle
The Hague, The Netherlands2,635 contributions
I love animals and photography, so when i learned that they had an exhibition of nature photographs i decided to have a look (again, it's my fifth visit and this time i even bought a year subscription). The park is large enough to spend three to four hours, in which you can see a large variety of monkees of which some are actually "free" (well let's say that they have their own piece of land in the park where they can jump around) and you won't be bored for a minute as they are everywhere!.

Now one advise don't go in summer on one of the hottest days in the year, cause then it can be so crowded that you won't see a lot of the monkee's walking around... too many people will scare them in the end. This time i went at 15.00 and all monkees were active, so I guess it better to go somewhere around 14.00 to 15.00 as allready people are leaving or atleast have moved on to other areas in the park. Ooh and another thing as a dutch i am used to that, but a ticket for a grown up is EUR 17,- anyway for me it was worth it.
Written May 13, 2010
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JolieMarjorie
State of Bremen, Germany101 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
Enjoy a day at the monkey zoo! Our small family (my husband, our 2-years-old daughter and I) attended Apenheul in October 2017 and is so glad that we visited this amazing place! It is a must-see for all wildlife lovers.
The entrance cost was about €36 for two adults. The monkeys were a lot of fun, in particular little squirrel monkeys which played on my daughter's buggy. The park is clean, easy to walk in, and very beautiful, especially in warm and sunny autumn days.
There are several cafes inside but most of them were closed. One we ate at was quite overcrowded and not so cheap. If you eat outside, there are usually playgrounds close to eating area, so you can enjoy your meal while your children play. We liked it! Note that you can eat in specific places marked in a free map you get at the entrance. It is not allowed to eat in the area where monkeys walk.
The stuff is nice and friendly. There are some show-presentations of gorillas and orangutans (ones we attended).
Before the exit there is a big merry-go-round for free.
Highly recommend.
Written November 5, 2017
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Ultimate Family Travels
Deurne, The Netherlands256 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
The care for the animals is the best you will ever see in a zoo, but due to the situation the care for people, lack of info and lack of attention to rules is shocking.

The place is actually a nice 20 minutes from the parking, but ok,it say something similar on the website.

Respect for distancing, covid prevention,family and kids care is totaly absent. Matter of fact people are massed up together and staff isn't caring a bit about it, if you want to be smart and careful forget it.

Park was absolutely too full for covid emergency and the info on the website ( quiet day and not too full) it's a lie, the place was absolutely over its limit.
Written August 3, 2021
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jk_utrecht_1978
Utrecht, The Netherlands95 contributions
Sep 2011 • Friends
We decided to celebrate the birthday of one of my friend in Apeldoorn in the Apenheul. I had never been there before so i was wondering what it would look like and also i was hoping that it wouldn't be too crowded.

The area of Apeldoorn is surrounded by forest so i wasn't surprised to see lot's of green when we parked the car, we were there around 14.00 and the parking looked quite full.. To go to the Apenheul we had to enter a Parc first and after a walk of about 1,5 KM you reach the actual entrance.

We had to put our bags/ belonging into a locker or a special bag which is supposed to be monkey proof and the reason why we found out quite quickly... there were lot's of small monkeys just walking and jumping around, i even saw some of them jumping onto a buggy (but soon one of the staff chased them off as they are not supposed and allowed to do that). Anyway that was a good start... we must have seen at least 20 different types of monkeys and apes and several groups were allowed to walk free within a certain area.

I had never seen this before, as i most Zoo's the animals stay within a cage or surrounded area (by water or glass), here only the big ones had their enclosure of which the gorillas by far had the biggest island.

Anyway we stopped for a while to eat and drink something, which you can do at several places in the parc.

Maybe due to our late arrival it wasn't too crowded and we had a nice couple of hours, most important the birthday boy loved it, all in all a good day out!.
Written October 21, 2011
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LeonvM77
Nijmegen, The Netherlands601 contributions
Aug 2021
This is very nice park which showcases over 30 different apes. The park is well set-up, with good visibility of the monkey's and in some places even the ability to walk among the apes.
Written August 20, 2021
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Edwin T
150 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
The parc is beautifull with the animals. However covid 19 measures made the dayndisappointing. Hopefully we sponsored the parc
Written September 13, 2020
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SherifAbaza
Valkenswaard, The Netherlands184 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
Amazing experience. Such a happy place filled with free roaming monkeys from all over the world. I would avoid public holidays as it is extremely crowded. Plan to spend the whole day there we spend 6.5 hours (its open for 7) and barely saw everything

Very informative and educational. Great for all ages. Our five year old loved it.

The gorilla feeding show is a must.

If I would improve anything for non Dutch visitors it would be that the shows have English subtitles along with the German on the screen.
Written October 14, 2019
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KoKo83
Greensboro, NC139 contributions
Oct 2019
First rate animal experience! Loved having the little guys hopping about at our feet and running across our path! All the animals looked happy and well cared for! The biggest surprise was all the birds, sturgeon and sloth! Be sure to follow the map so you don’t miss the nocturnal animals exhibit. Great place to spend the day!
Written October 8, 2019
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Noah R
Afandou, Greece16 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
When we visited it was very busy. Of course the park can’t help it but you couldn’t even see the monkeys. It was more like seeing a lot of people staring in the same direction and then trying to figure out what they’re looking at.
As for the free roaming monkeys: every now and then they come to say hello but it was nothing like I expected really.

The whole park seems to be designed for little kids, so if you’re visiting with teenagers they might get bored real quick.

Had a fun day but wouldn’t necessarily go again.
Written August 25, 2019
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