The ZOO is a garden of life in the heart of Antwerp that exists already 168 years. With more than 1 million visitors per year it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Antwerp.
In the next 3 to 5 years a lot will change in the Zoo of Antwerp. Step by step different parts of the Zoo will get a face lift. The new lion arena is open since a few weeks already and was the first project to finish. Two weeks ago started the new enclosure for the seals. Later the Zebra’s will move closer to the giraffes and the apes will get a totally new residence to enjoy with an adjoining terrace next to the big cats.
This whole metamorphosis will take more than 10 years and will cost about 70 million Euro. Yes, the coming years you will see young animals seeing the first light and also how “the ZOO tomorrow” is born, a unique meeting place between humans and animals.
Antwerp Zoo is always changing and well worth a visit each time you’re in Antwerp, especially as its only 5 minutes walk from our Astoria Hotel (next to the Central Station)!
The Zoo is open daily until 6 PM (July- August until 7 PM) with Admission: € 22 per person (On Easter Monday 09/04/2012 the price is € 19) Kids up to 3 years old go free and between 3 and 17 years old the ticket costs € 17
As long as no lion escape from the Zoo to end up in our lobby we’ll be happy to send guests to the Zoo. After all they need to sell 3.181.818 tickets to pay the whole project!