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“OK zoo, still needs a way too go.”
Review of Planckendael

Planckendael
Ranked #3 of 41 things to do in Mechelen
Certificate of Excellence
Brussels, Belgium
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165 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“OK zoo, still needs a way too go.”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Planckendael is in a sense nice zoo. We have a yearly subscription. As a total concept zoo, planckendael still has a way to go.

Visited April 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The best of Belgium”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Always been my favorite, I've been to Antwerp & Planckendael last year. In Planckendael there are more animals, with much more space.
In the middle of "the green". Really fan of the giraffes -area and african village. After 15 years, the raft is still fun.

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Leuven, Belgium
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82 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“I keep coming back”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

I love Planckendael, much more than any regular Zoo. It has wide walking lanes, lots of flowers, beautiful trees and the animal domains are well spread out through the park. Also, the animals have a fairly big space (it remains a zoo, though) to move around. There are picnic tables and playing grounds for kids as well.

Visited August 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent zoo, beware of walking it!”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

We headed to Mechelen during our stay in Brussels this March to go to Planckendael on the train. The website is only in French and Flemish so we couldn't do much research, and unfortunately had some trouble finding it! In April and June-August, we subsequently discovered, a canal boat will take you from close to the train station to the zoo, however, this wasn't running at this time of year. A local gave us directions but they seemed confusing, so we decided to walk along the canal to find it. After an hour or so we found the zoo, but the entrance at the canal side was closed due to the canal boat not running, and we had to walk for another 25 minutes to get off the canal path and on to the main road to Antwerp to get to the main entrance.

We got a bus back to town that left from outside the train station- so if you're going to Planckendael by foot or public transport outside the high season, please take the bus!

We found the zoo to be perfectly sized and reasonably priced (24 euros). We loved the snow leopards (one adult and her two cubs), and the park was themed well throughout.

A very good way to spend a day.

Visited March 2013
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Deurne, Belgium
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“visit the animals”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

great space for animal live. visit and learn more about the animals and elephants.
Marvelous park with great promenades and good food to

Visited October 2012
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