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ZOO Planckendael

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Amazing - best zoo ever visited

Best zoo I ever visited. Lots of space given to the animals. open concept, so it feels almost real... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
Great zoo

Very impressive zoo and great attention detail and lots of room for the animals. Only negative was... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Margaret K
Addlestone, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best zoo I ever visited. Lots of space given to the animals. open concept, so it feels almost real wild habitats. Good conservation work is done at Plankendael zoo by taking part in breeding programmes that aim to boost the numbers of endangered animals. Also...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KonradVP
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Very impressive zoo and great attention detail and lots of room for the animals. Only negative was they were improving the Africa area so some animals were not available to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Margaret K
Reviewed September 14, 2018

This is my first zoo in Belgium and I had a great time. It's a very large, stretched out zoo so get ready for lots of walking. There are lots of animals and most of the enclosures are large and natural for the animals. Some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ZooGirl101
Reviewed August 26, 2018

The structure is incredible, the animals have a lot of space and you can observe them from several points.We had a blast looking at the penguins in their pool, chatting with the small parrots in their little forest and discovering a lot of animals from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Silvia A
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Lot of space for the animals so kids do not see them in cages. Wide variety of animals. Wonderful park. We'll organized. Perfect for a day activity with kids.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Teresa C
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Big zoo, lots of animals, done their best to make it attractive. But the result is an inefficient combination of a huge kids playground and a zoo. We walked long distances, but in vein in several cases, because the animals were nowhere to be seen....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter v
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Been to various zoos in the UK and none of them could beat this one. Very large zoo with great sights and animals to see. Various little adventures situated in each contend i.e. makeshift raft to go across and jungle tree exploring from above. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rouhalahmed1
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

A big zoo (which explains the cost of the entrance fee) that we spent the whole day exploring. The paths are dusty so it's best to wear good walking shoes. It is really hot during this season but you can find some shade to rest....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Shelanee
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

A nice zoo with many interesting animals in a nice setting. A short drive from brussels and great for an afternoon.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Virrvarr
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Our last visit was at the beginning of july with friends and children. Planckendael zoo has now a free paper plan at the entrance to see the different area with looping one part. It is rather big, so may be heavy for small children. They...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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June 2, 2018|
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Response from pgb2pgb | Reviewed this property |
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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