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Planckendael

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Address: Leuvensesteenweg 582, Mechelen 2812, Belgium
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great zoo

excellent zoo to visit with the kids, every year they have a different theme and it is near mechelen an old town you definatley want to visit, the zoo is child friendly and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rudy V
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent zoo to visit with the kids, every year they have a different theme and it is near mechelen an old town you definatley want to visit, the zoo is child friendly and accesible with weelchairs, beautiful little castle nearby where you can eat and drink

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Brussels, Belgium
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This zoo is an annex of the Antwerp zoo. It has a large collection of animals, for example a great new penguin area. The zoo is organized around continents and has well set-up viewing areas. It also has many attractive playgrounds / play structures, which will keep the children interested and busy. There are a couple of restaurants inside, with... More 

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lanaken
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

In a natural enviremont you can see lots of animals in a very animal friendly park, separated into continents. There's a lot to do for the kids. And the education programm about storks is very interesting.

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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We love Zoos, and always seem to go to one when we are on holiday. This is a medium sized Zoo with animals separated into continents- Europe, Americas, Asia, Africa, Oceana. The day we went it was cool and rainy, so some of the animals were inside, but that is what you can expect at any zoo. Most of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Very interesting. 4-5 hours needed to see all animals. Lots of different animals to see, seeing the feeding of the animals

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Mechelen, Belgium
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Definitely a great choice to visit here , it's a must do with the family , plenty of things to see and do

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Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

The park is beautiful, the animals have very nice cages and are well treated. Perfect place for a day off with children or friends.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Animal zoo Planckendael is the ideal trip with little children. The zoo is divided into the five continents, each providing typical properties and typical animals. The last years, Planckendael made a lot of efforts to provide maximal comfort for all of the animals. You can watch the feeding of the elephants within very close range. There is a brand new... More 

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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Good value if you take the season tickets, a bit expensive if you only go once. But, it's the best zoo in Belgium with lots of space and playparks for the kids.

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Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Planckendael is partitioned into geographical sections, each representing a continent - and I would estimate an hour to see each continent. Including a break for lunch and a couple of smaller breaks, I estimate an entire day to see the whole thing. I remember working out that for a family of 2 adults and 2 children, the cost of two... More 

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