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ZOO Planckendael

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Leuvensesteenweg 582, Mechelen 2812, Belgium
+32 15 41 49 21
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Educational and Fun

We went here with our boys and a new born. The zoo itself was amazing - we as a family saw koalas... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emma H
via mobile
Day out with the animals...

Easter holiday trip with the family (2 adults & 2 kids), we booked online to save about 8€, which... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2018
pgb2pgb
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Brussels, Belgium
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“animal park” (15 reviews)
“lots of space” (9 reviews)
“antwerp zoo” (8 reviews)
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Leuvensesteenweg 582, Mechelen 2812, Belgium
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+32 15 41 49 21
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with our boys and a new born. The zoo itself was amazing - we as a family saw koalas (and a baby koala) for the first time. It is more a conservation zoo, with animals not typically found in others, e.g. Tasmanian...More

Thank Emma H
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Easter holiday trip with the family (2 adults & 2 kids), we booked online to save about 8€, which also made it easier to enter as you just go straight to the entrance rather than having to queue up (which can be quiet long when...More

Thank pgb2pgb
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

It's good for a walk with kids. If it's nice weather kids can play around. Parking fees is 8 euro. Entrance fee prefer to buy it online.

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Plankendael is a very spacious animalpark where animals live in their "natural habitats". There's a lot of walking space and nature all around the paths, a lot of playgrounds in different themes for children, indoor parks where you can walk in a rainforest en pet...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Spacious park - focus on educational projects - sponsoring nature projects worldwide collaborating with universities, partication in breeding programs

Thank Caroline N
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

We visited Planckendael with 4 kids..Never a dull moment..Good fun and lots of interaction for the children.

Thank Eric B
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

animals live in their natural habitat and can be seen and observed from different locations. The zoo of Planckendael is a day-long experience and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Definitely worth to spare a day!

Thank Albrecht R
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

I'm not a fan of zoos, but I liked this park as it is quite spacious and gives the animals there all the freedom possible. It is great for a day excursion. Definitely worth visiting when in Mechelen.

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Beautiful parc with nice enclosures for the animals so they have the possibility to behave almost like in the wild and yet give visitors the opportunity to see / observe the animals. A variety of restaurants and places to have a drink / snack. All...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

We spent the whole afternoon getting up close to the nature and wildlife. There are also different species of birds. The enclosures are beautiful and well landscaped. It can be a little bit crowded but well worth it!

Thank Anne K
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Leigh J
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Response from Simona M | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Yes, the park is accessible by wheel chair, not so sure if it offers a discount for disable visitors. If you visit Belgium, you might consider also Pairi Daiza, it is a better zoo than Plackendael, which is very... More
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