- Koningin Astridplein 26 Centraal Station Quarter
- tel, info: 03 202 45 40
- adult/concession/under 3 yr €16/€10.90/free
- 10:00-19:00 Jul-Aug, 10:00-18:00 May-Jun & Sep, 10:00-17:30 Mar-Apr & Oct, 10:00-16:45 Jan-Feb & Nov-Dec
Lonely Planet review for Antwerpen Zoo
Antwerp Zoo ranks among the world's oldest. It opened in 1843 during Belgium's colonial heyday - its age is immediately evident by the striking lion and tiger mosaic panels that greet visitors. The 10-hectare park is home to an extremely diverse range of animals; some (such as the penguins) live in state-of-the-art enclosures but others are still in shoddy cages. The zoo is constantly upgrading accommodation and it also has a good reputation for its breeding programme.