Last Friday we were welcome at Dierenpark Amersfoort to celebrate their 75th anniversary. A party at the zoo that young and old could enjoy. They have some fun promotions especially for their birthday this period!
Zoo Amersfoort 75 years
Dierenpark Amersfoort was founded in 1948 and has a long history of welcoming visitors and caring for animals ever since. It originally started as a humble bird park and gradually grew into the beautiful animal park it is today. Over the years, the park has evolved and expanded, adding new accommodations, attractions, and programs to provide an ever-improving experience for visitors. It has become a popular destination for families, nature lovers and anyone interested in discovering the diversity and beauty of the animal world.
Amersfoort Zoo, located in the beautiful city of Amersfoort, is an enchanting place where young and old can discover the fascinating world of animals. The park, which extends over extensive grounds, offers an unforgettable experience full of adventure, education and fun.
As soon as you step into the park you are greeted by a vibrant and bustling atmosphere. The sound of happy children and the roar of exotic animals fill the air. Amersfoort Zoo is home to an impressive variety of animal species, from majestic lions to curious monkeys and colorful birds.
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One of the highlights of the park is the unique and interactive zoo experience it offers. Visitors have the opportunity to see the animals up close and even feed them in special areas. It’s a great opportunity to connect with the beautiful animal world and learn more about their habits and habitat.
There are QR codes with the animals that take you to the website and learn even more about the animals. You can also watch all kinds of YouTube videos about the special animals of the park.
What I loved was that you can get really close to penguins, walk among the ring-tailed lemurs and come face to face with a sloth.
Dino Forest in Amersfoort Zoo
Another striking attraction of Dierenpark Amersfoort is the DinoBos, where life-sized dinosaurs come to life. Walk through this prehistoric landscape and marvel at the giant T-rex and the long-necked Brachiosaurus. It is an exciting experience for young and old to travel back in time and explore the world of these ancient giants.
For the adventurous visitors, the park also offers an exciting climbing route called “Klim Alles.” Here, daredevils can safely climb and scramble between the trees and enjoy a beautiful view of the park and the animals. It’s a great way to get active and enjoy the natural environment at the same time.
Expedition River in Amersfoort Zoo
Something the girls really wanted to do is the River expedition. In other words, pedal boats. Recommended! Although the steering is strange and our rudder was clearly out of shape, we were 2 meters away from giraffes and zebras. WOW those animals are beautiful to see. The queue is a bit long, because a bird pair has decided to breed in one of the pedal boats. But it’s well worth the wait.
For the pedal boat you pay 5 euros per boat. Personally, I think it’s a pity that they charge money for extra things like the pedal boat and the slow train. You have already paid a lot of entrance fees.
Amersfoort Zoo is also committed to the conservation and protection of endangered species. The park participates in various breeding programs and cooperates with international organizations to contribute to the conservation of biodiversity. By visiting the park, you directly support these important efforts to preserve the animals and their natural habitat.
Nice promotions in honor of the 75th birthday
For 75 years, children have been discovering nature in a playful way at DierenPark Amersfoort, located in a forest full of adventure. Visit the Dwaalhof and be enchanted by a journey through time. Special employees take you on this journey of discovery with their personal stories, funny anecdotes, photos and their boundless love for animals. They bring 75 years of DierenPark Amersfoort back to life and let you relive the magic of the park.
An anniversary magazine will be released at the start of the festive weekend. Here you can browse through the rich history of the park and get an idea of the future.
Extra party in Amersfoort
- Three museums in Amersfoort organize exhibitions about animals and nature
- Mondriaan House: March 11 to September 17
Admire contemporary art depicted in a minimalist way. During the ‘Birds and Fish’ exhibition, animals are reduced to their essence.
- Kunsthal KAdE: 3 June to 3 September
How has the relationship between humans and animals changed over the centuries? In the exhibition ‘Wonderful Creatures’ you can discover which (mythical) stories and rumors were circulating about the wonderful ‘wild’ animals. You can also see this exhibition in DierenPark Amersfoort. Various works of art enrich the magical animal world.
- Museum Flehite: 8 July to 5 November
Stroll through the colorful history of DierenPark Amersfoort. Based on personal stories, you will experience how the park has changed over the years.
- Mondriaan House: March 11 to September 17
Listen to former animal caretaker Marjo Hoedemaker, owner Astrid Vis, animal director Astrid Wassenaar and head animal caretaker Willem Verdonck!
Whether you are looking for an educational experience, a day of adventure or just a relaxing walk through a beautiful park, Dierenpark Amersfoort has something for everyone. It is a place where dreams come true and where love for animals and nature comes to life. Visitors leave with new knowledge, unforgettable memories and a newfound appreciation for the beautiful world we live in.