Apenheul, Apeldoorn

4.2
#2 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Gelderland Province
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Walk among apes and monkeys in a natural forest environment at Apenheul. Opened in 1971, the zoo was the first in the world to house primates in open environments where visitors could interact with them. Now home to more than 30 different primates, including bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans, the facility promotes conservation, as well as love and understanding of primates. Grab a front row seat at a feeding session. The knowledgeable staff member running the show will answer any questions. If you're lucky, a curious monkey might climb on you. Add Apenheul to your Apeldoorn travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Apeldoorn online trip itinerary maker.
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  • I have been here 30 or so years ago when I was a child and remembered some bits. It seemed smaller than I remember but the monkeys seem to be less begging and climbing people - which in my book is an....  more
    I have been here 30 or so years ago when I was a child and remembered some bits. It seemed smaller than I remember but the monkeys seem to be less begging and climbing people - which in my book is an....  more »
  • Very nice zoo, so it's open and it's good to be amongst monkeys roaming around freely. Please take you own food though. It is horrible there! We paid 7 euros for a small sandwich that tastes... 
    Very nice zoo, so it's open and it's good to be amongst monkeys roaming around freely. Please take you own food though. It is horrible there! We paid 7 euros for a small sandwich that tastes...  more »
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  • A great zoo that makes the impression of a good habitat for the animals (they mostly, but not exclusively keep apes here). You can get really close to the apes in certain areas which is nice, especially for kids or taking photos. You can learn a lot about the animals and there are plenty of food courts and playgrounds for children. A good place to go as a family or if you like zoos in general, definitely one of the better ones i visited!
  • Apenheul has stayed a very nice park over the years, still expanding and improving their quality. It's a really good atmosphere and the animals look healthy and happy. It's so fun and specially for kids that the monkeys can get so close to you or even touch you. It was also great to see the amount of staff on location which makes it feel safe & appropriate. Will definitely visit it again with my daughter

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