I really like zoos, so every now and than I visit one. In Holland we have different kinds of zoological gardens. Some of them are specialized in one species. Most of the zoos have a diversity of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and shellfish. In Dutch we say “Dierentuin”. The care of the animals is extremely good and the animals have a lot of living space. Regularly there are born a lot of animals in our zoos.
Artis Royal Zoo, Amsterdam
Address: Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, Amsterdam
Opening hours: Open all year, every day of the week from 9.00 till 17.00 in wintertime and in summer till 18.00 hours.
How to get there by tram 9 and 14 or by canal bus.
Address: Blijdorplaan 8, Rotterdam
Opening hours: Open all year, every day of the week from 9.00 till 18.00 hours.
Monkeys, apes and prosimians
Opening hours: Open all year, every day of the week from 9.30 till 17.00 in wintertime and in summer till 18.30 hours.
Ouwehands Dierenpark, Rhenen
Address: Ouwehands Dierenpark Grebbeweg 111, Rhenen
Opening hours: Open all year, every day of the week from 9.00 till 16.00 hours. The park is situated on a Dutch “Mountain”called Grebbeberg which rises up in the landscape like a sudden geological surprise which offers a great view over the Dutch delta.
Animalpark – Dierenpark Emmen
Address: Hoofdstraat 18, Emmen
Opening hours: Dierenpark Emmen
Open all year, every day of the week from 10.00 till 18.00 hours
You get to see retired circus lions, Siberian tigers rescued Bulgarian bears, a monkey island and ring-tailed lemurs in an animal-friendly Dutch wildlife parks. A falconer gives spectacular birds of prey demonstrations. The well-being of animals is the leading principle of the managers of this Zoo.
Address: Landgoed Hoenderdaell, Van Ewijckskade 1, 1761 JA Anna Paulowna.
The Zoo is about 65 km north of Amsterdam in the flower region of Holland.
Opening hours: The Zoo is open 7 days a week from 9.00AM – 6:00PM. The last ticket is sold at 5PM.
Every Wednesday and weekends there are special activities. For example in the insect house it is possible, under supervision, to run a tarantula on your hand or to hold a cockroach.
Address: Barchman Wuytierslaan 224, Amersfoort
Opening hours: Every day of the year, summertime from 9.00 till 18.00 hours.
Ecomare Texel , National Park Dunes of Texel
Ecomare is a nature museum, seal sanctuary, sea aquarium and a bird sanctuary.
Address: Ruijslaan 92, De Koog – Texel
Opening hours: open every day from 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ecomare – Texel
Burgers Dierenpark, Arnhem
Address: Antoon van Hooffplein 1, Arnhem
Opening hours: Open all year, every day of the week in summertime from 9.00 till 19.00 hours.