Visit the Antwerp Zoo and explore the rich history of one of the oldest and best known zoos in the world. Located in the heart of Antwerp beside central station, the zoo has been a central feature of the city for more than a century and is home to more than 950 species and 5,000 animals.
Today, the Antwerp zoo is a green oasis next to central station and attracts more than a million visitors annually who come to explore the grounds and interact with the animals. The buildings and gardens in Antwerp Zoo are listed as monuments in the city, and throughout the year the zoo plays host to a number of cultural events from live concerts to education programmes.
Visiting Antwerp Zoo
Antwerp Zoo opened its doors in 1843 with the founding of the Royal Society of Zoology, and was originally established to encourage discovery and learning in zoological and botanical sciences.
Visitors to Antwerp zoo can navigate through the help at their own pace, and a helpful map helps direct guests to points of interest throughout the grounds. A daily schedule of feedings also offers the opportunity to see greater interaction with the animals.
The facilities at Antwerp zoo are scarcely less impressive; there is a birdhouse, reptile garden, aquarium and even Vriesland, or freeze land - a specially designed ecosystem that houses sea otters, king penguins and sea lions. Rare and endangered species are also a unique feature - visitors can see the Indian lion, red panda and even okapi, a native mammal to the Ituri Rainforest.
Explore Antwerp Zoo from the Park Inn by Radisson Antwerp Hotel
Stay at the Park Inn by Radisson Antwerp Hotel
and explore the city's best attractions, from the Antwerp zoo to the impressive Middelheim Museum
Guests at the hotel will enjoy outstanding services and amenities in a location that puts the city's most notable points of interest within easy reach.