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#3 of 41 things to do in Mechelen Features Animals
Leuvensesteenweg 582, Mechelen 2812, Belgium
+32 15 41 49 21
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A zoo to be seen

Natural paths water and animals. A visit to the zoo makes for a memorable day trip. Once can spend... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bruges, Belgium
Below expectations

I visited Planckendael on Sunday afternoon. To reach it from Brussels is easy, parking facility is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brussels, Belgium
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Leuvensesteenweg 582, Mechelen 2812, Belgium
+32 15 41 49 21
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Natural paths water and animals. A visit to the zoo makes for a memorable day trip. Once can spend here several hours understanding the nature of animals and their habits.

Thank myisvision2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Planckendael on Sunday afternoon. To reach it from Brussels is easy, parking facility is available (daily ticket is 8 EUR). Entrance to the Zoo is well organised. Tickets for adults cost around 25 EUR and for kids few EUR less. Apparently, there are...More

1  Thank Marko-Caco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was done well . Nothing bad at all. The kids enjoyed their self. There is a pinguïn and elephant house . It's good for during the weekends and spring time.

Thank Mei M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Planckendael is an animalpark very well known for storks nesting there every year. The park is paying a lot of attention to make also the children able to see the animals very well. Al through the park there are there are facilities put up to...More

Thank on4ajt
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Went on a Sunday, arrived a bit before 10qm but could already enter the park. Not too busy, but a lot of families. Food and drinks are pretty expensive. Seems to be a good day out with kids. Some interactive attractions to see and do.

Thank dccaroline
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Beautiful park with well treated animals. There's lot's of space, so you'll alse have a nice, healthy walk. There's a lot going on for children: a playground, a climbing tree, feeding moments, walks through some cages (birds / pinguins,...). We went there when it was...More

Thank Katrien J
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent day out for all ages. The zoo is in great condition and all the animals seem happy and well looked after. Everything about the zoo was excellent and it has different themes for different countries ( Africa, Asia, Europe ) 5 in total. You...More

Thank Musticone
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Cages way too small ! Big birds are trapped under a net with barely a space to move, the snow leopard seemed to have breathing difficulties, lots of animals (some perruches and the Tasmanian devil amongst others) were obviously ill. The worst for me was...More

Thank 333nathalie
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We've been to this nice open zoo with our six year old daughter. The place is nice even if could be maintained better considering the ticket price. The park is divided by continents, with more or less the most known endogenous species of each area...no...More

Thank funkettaro
Reviewed 11 April 2017

excellent zoo to visit with the kids, every year they have a different theme and it is near mechelen an old town you definatley want to visit, the zoo is child friendly and accesible with weelchairs, beautiful little castle nearby where you can eat and...More

Thank Rudy V
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Leigh J
16 April 2016|
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Response from Simona M | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Yes, the park is accessible by wheel chair, not so sure if it offers a discount for disable visitors. If you visit Belgium, you might consider also Pairi Daiza, it is a better zoo than Plackendael, which is very... More