Antwerp Zoo

(NL) Zoo Antwerpen
One of the oldest zoo in Europe with historical architecture

Located in the vibrant city of Antwerp, this remarkable zoo offers an enchanting blend of wildlife diversity, historical significance, and family-friendly attractions that are sure to captivate the hearts of international travelers.

A Glimpse into History

Established in 1843, Antwerp Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the world, showcasing over a century of dedication to conservation, education, and animal welfare. Its rich history is woven into the very fabric of Belgium’s cultural tapestry, making it not just a zoo but a living testament to the nation’s commitment to preserving biodiversity.

The Marvels that Await

As you step into the zoo’s lush landscapes, prepare to embark on a journey that will transport you from the lush African savannah to the depths of the exotic rainforests. You can see over 950 species and 5000 animals, Antwerp Zoo from around the globe. Wander through themed exhibits such as the Egyptian Temple, the Valley of the Great Apes, and the Flamingo Lagoon, each providing a unique glimpse into the natural habitats of its inhabitants.

Close Encounters and Interactive Experiences

Antwerp Zoo goes beyond mere observation, offering an array of interactive experiences that allow visitors to connect with the animal world on a deeper level. Watch sea lions perform acrobatic feats, feed the giraffes, and delve into the captivating underwater world at the aquarium. The opportunity to engage with the animals under the guidance of knowledgeable keepers adds an educational and memorable dimension to your visit.

Surrounding Attractions

Nestled within the vibrant city of Antwerp, the zoo is surrounded by a tapestry of attractions that beckon explorers of all ages. After a day of wildlife discovery, take a leisurely stroll to the Antwerp Central Station, a masterpiece of architectural design. The bustling Antwerp Zoo metro station, located right outside the zoo’s gates, ensures convenient access to other city highlights, including the iconic Antwerp Cathedral and the bustling Meir shopping district.

For an Enjoyable Visit

  • Timing: Plan your visit during weekdays or off-peak hours to avoid crowds and enjoy a more serene experience.
  • Tickets and Packages: Purchase tickets online in advance to skip the queues and take advantage of any available discounts or combo packages with nearby attractions.
  • Weather Preparedness: Antwerp’s weather can be unpredictable, so bring appropriate clothing, umbrellas, and sunscreen to ensure your comfort throughout the day.
  • Interactive Sessions: Check the zoo’s schedule for feeding times, animal talks, and interactive sessions to enhance your understanding of the animal kingdom.

Getting There

The zoo is located just behind the Antwerp Central train station. The entrance is close to the exit of the station and is very easy to find.


Koningin Astridplein 20-26,
2018 Antwerpen, Belgium
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Hours and Fees


Open everyday, 10:00 – 18:00


Adults (18 and older): € 32,50
Seniors (60 and above): € 30,50
Students (with valid student ID): € 30,50
Children (12-17 years old): € 30,50
Children (3-11 years old): € 26,50
Children (2 and under) :Free
Person with disability : € 29,50


Can we check the map pf the zoo online?
Are luggage lockers available?

Yes, they are located next to our new shop and subscription service. A small locker will cost your € 2.00, a big locker € 4.00. The key can be purshased in the ZOO shop.

Can I bring my own pet to the zoo?

No, visitors cannot bring their pets to the park. We must be strict in this respect, as this can indeed jeopardise the safety and health of our animals and our visitors. Moreover, we do not have any kennel in which to accommodate dogs. The only exception we make is for assistance or service dogs (e.g. for visually impaired or disabled visitors).

Can we feed animals in the zoo?

No. All animals have an appropriate, well balanced diet that is strictly controlled by their veterinarian, the biologists and the caretakers. therefore you do not to feed their animals. Even “healthy” foodstuffs like carrots or bananas can make some animals sick and totally upset their digestive system.