View animal habitats as 19th-century travelers did at ZOO Antwerpen (Dierentuin), the oldest zoo in the country. Established in 1843, the zoo originally reflected director Jacques Kets' vision to promote the zoological and botanical sciences. Over the years the attraction added primates, African species, and a sampling of animals from almost every environment. In the 20th century, the zoo was updated with larger habitats that mimic the animal's home. Hippos, penguins, sea lions, and elephants all have public feeding times; pick up a printed schedule of feedings and caretaker chats from the ticket kiosk. To keep you energized, there are two sit-down restaurants and picnic areas where you can enjoy your own lunch. Purchase tickets onsite or online. Visit the zoo's website for seasonal ticket promotions. Free wheelchairs and special tours for visitors with decreased mobility are available upon request. By using our Antwerp day trip site, you can arrange your visit to ZOO Antwerpen (Dierentuin) and other attractions in Antwerp.
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We had a few hours tp kill before catching a train from Antwerp Cenraal and this zoo was right next door and was a great way to spend an afternoon. There was also a nice cafe which had good food and..... more
We had a few hours tp kill before catching a train from Antwerp Cenraal and this zoo was right next door and was a great way to spend an afternoon. There was also a nice cafe which had good food and..... more »
Nestled right on the edge of the Old Town, this inner city zoo contains an impressive number of inhabitants and makes the most of its limited area. The signposted route shown on the zoo map is very...
Nestled right on the edge of the Old Town, this inner city zoo contains an impressive number of inhabitants and makes the most of its limited area. The signposted route shown on the zoo map is very... more »
Fantastic zoo right next to the train station. Lots of animals and interesting exhibits. Very popular - we spent around 2.5hrs wandering around. Cafes and restrooms available. Enclosures are informative with labels in different languages. Zoo seems to be kept clean and tidy.
Great zoo. Lots to see and large enclosures for larger animals. Really well laid out and well thought out. Animals looked well cared for. Quite a few school parties visiting. Plus lots of families. Definitely recommend to all.
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