Tip: Due to the corona measures, it may be necessary to order or reserve a ticket online in advance. Always check the website for the latest developments before departure.
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1. AquaZoo Friesland
This zoo is quite an experience for your child. There are, among others. seals, flamingos, pelicans, ring-tailed lemurs and varios. Oh, and there is a large playground and petting zoo. So nobody has to be bored.
2. Sea Aquarium Bergen aan Zee
Not quite a zoo, but well worth a visit. In the renovated and expanded Sea Aquarium, more than 300 different fish species can be seen, all divided into themes. From the Amazon to the Atlantic Ocean.
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3. Orchids Hoeve
Here you as a visitor travel from continent to continent and walk among more than 2000 different orchids. Also to be spotted: butterflies, iguanas and fish.
4. ZooParc Overloon
The largest group of straw-necked ibis (birds) in the world lives here. But you can also see cheetahs, small pandas, monkeys, kangaroos and even more special animal and plant species. Treasure hunts are organized for children.
5. Animal kingdom Nuenen
In Dierenrijk you can see animals up close. Tip: don’t miss the unique shows with seals and elephants.
6. Iguana Vlissingen
Iguana is a shelter for reptiles, amphibians and arthropods. Do the animals still get a nice second life.
7. Owl and animal park De Paay
This park in Beesd is about one hectare and has about 78 different animal species. The animals’ enclosures are close to the trails, allowing you to get very close.
8. Hoenderdaell estate
At animal park Hoenderdaell in Anna Paulowna you can find a wide range of animals, some of which even roam freely through the park.
Landgoed Hoenderdaell is currently closed due to the corona measures.
This animal park in Volkel is the first HealthcareZOO in the Netherlands. Zie-ZOO is largely run by people with a form of autism. What animals can you see here? Everything: from animals from Norway to South Africa and from Mexico to Japan
10. Blanck deal
This nice place in Tuitjenhorn is a zoo, playground and museum in one. Also good to know: Blanckendeall has been voted the most wheelchair-friendly zoo in the Netherlands.
Blanckendeall is currently closed due to the corona measures.
11. DoZoo Leens
Spiders, snakes, insects, squirrels, parrots: you have everything here. If you participate in the tour, your child will (if he wants to) get a tarantula on his hand or a snake around his neck.
12. The Oliemeulen Tilburg
They call themselves ‘the strangest animal park in the Netherlands’. Why? Here you can expect everything from stray skunks to flying dogs.
13. Reptile house De Aarde Breda
14. Faunapark Flakkee in Nieuwe-Tonge
Here meerkats welcome you at the entrance and owls look at you from afar. But there are more special animals, such as foxes, coatis, tropical birds and porcupines. Good to know: you cannot pin there.