Zoos in Holland


I really like zoos, so every now and than I visit one. In this blog I give you practical information about the best Zoos in Holland. In the Netherlands 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.

Zoos in Holland: 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.

Zoos in Holland: Blijdorp, Rotterdam

Address: Blijdorplaan 8, Rotterdam
Opening hours: Open all year, every day of the week from 9.00 till 18.00 hours.

Apenheul, Apeldoorn

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.

Zoos in Holland: 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: Ermerweg 28, 7812 BG Emmen
Opening hours: Dierenpark Emmen
Open all year, every day of the week from 10.00 till 17.00 hours. In the summertime in weekends the Zoo may be open until 18 or 20 hours.

Wildlifepark Hoenderdaell near Den Helder

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.

Zoos in Holland: Animalpark Amersfoort

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. 

Zoos in the Netherlands: 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.

Ecomare Texel , National Park Dunes of Texel

Ecomare is a nature museum, seal sanctuary, sea aquarium and a bird sanctuary at the Wadden Sea on the Island of Texel.
Address: Ruijslaan 92, De Koog – Texel
Opening hours: open every day from 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ecomare – Texel


About Author

Hello, my name is Joop and I am the creator/designer of this blog. Always looking for new adventures. I travelled the World and would like to travel some more. Well, that's who I am in a nutshell. Together with some friends and family we like to show the Netherlands to the World. I hope you will enjoy our blog and persuade you to visit our lovely country. Love to see you soon in Holland.

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