Apenheul, Apeldoorn

4.2
#2 of 27 in Things to do in Apeldoorn
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
Walk among apes and monkeys in a natural forest environment at Apenheul. Opened in 1971, the zoo was the first in the world to house primates in open environments where visitors could interact with them. Now home to more than 30 different primates, including bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans, the facility promotes conservation, as well as love and understanding of primates. Grab a front row seat at a feeding session. The knowledgeable staff member running the show will answer any questions. If you're lucky, a curious monkey might climb on you. Add Apenheul to your Apeldoorn travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Apeldoorn online trip itinerary maker.
Create an itinerary including Apenheul

Apenheul reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,232 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • This is very nice park which showcases over 30 different apes. The park is well set-up, with good visibility of the monkey's and in some places even the ability to walk among the apes.  more »
  • The care for the animals is the best you will ever see in a zoo, but due to the situation the care for people, lack of info and lack of attention to rules is shocking. The place is actually a nice...  more »
Google
  • This is an amazing zoo, everyone should visit. It's world's apart from any other zoo I've visited. You could easily spend a full day here and still have stuff to return for. There was a fun interactive feature where children could explore hand sizes, tool usage, food choices, limb length etc and loads of fun playground equipment spread throughout for the children to enjoy. Our three were shattered at the end of the day!
  • Make sure you have all day! Beautiful environment. Interesting facts. Plenty to see. Wind your way trough the greenery. Stop for a snack and enjoy.

Plan your trip to Apeldoorn

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.