Zoos in The Netherlands

Any family traveling with children or animal-lovers in Their Midst will want to spend the afternoon visiting one of the Netherlands exciting zoos. With many different zoos across the country featuring many different species of animals, there's bound for a zoo be for you! Take in the attractions at each zoo, visit the animals and stop for lunch before you take in even more animal fun.

Artis Zoo

The Artis Zoo makes it on the list of some of the best Zoos in the world. Centrally located in the heart of Amsterdam, it offers a variety of interactive exhibits and over 900 species of animals. The Artis Zoo includes an aquarium, a butterfly exhibit, planetarium and insectarium, so there's something for everyone to enjoy.



If you're looking to get up close and personal with some aquatic animals, the Dolfinarium in Harderwijk can make for a memorable adventure. The marine mammal park is the largest in all of Europe and dissertation thesis these receives about 700,000 visitors per year, making it a popular tourist attraction.


Apenheul Primate Park

If you're looking for a family-friendly activity for the animal lovers in your midst, the Apenheul Primate Park is the place to visit! Apenheul was opened in 1971 and was populated with primates of all kinds. When you visit, you'll get to experience the primates living in their natural habitat, and it will give you a unique look at their feeding behaviors and living patterns.


Blijdorp Rotterdam Zoo

Rotterdam Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the Netherlands. Located in Rotterdam, it features a grand menagerie or animals on display, from ocean dwellers like: sharks, rays, turtles and sealions to land creatures like: giraffes, crocodiles, polar bears and elephants.


Safaripark Beekse Bergen

If you're feeling adventurous you'll love one of the four different safari types that this park has to offer! Come face to face with wild animals such as chimpanzees, Elephants or even lions. Watch the animals get fed. All animals are fed along the walking route and the ranger who feeds them will also give you a little more information about the animals' eating habits 


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