Hop from continent to continent through nature

The bonobos moved into their new, large residence in continent Africa and celebrated their arrival with a birth. Join Expedition Bonobo and study their behavior, like our scientists in the research camp. A large Kinshasa boat is moored here in the shallow water, a huge new play paradise. In continent Asia, the smallest elephants Tun Kai and Suki demand your attention. The Indian rhinoceros is expecting the birth of her little one any day now. Do you hear the clattering storks? They are characteristic of Europe. In America you can meet the golden-headed lion tamarins. Australia captivates with koalas and Tasmanian devils. Adventure in ZOO Planckendael!

To ensure you don't miss anything during your visit, view the map of Planckendael ZOO.

Choose and reserve your visit time first on the website of ZOO Planckendael.

Free for children under 3 (not valid in groups)
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The "ZOO Planckendael Express" runs from April 4, 2020 to September 27, 2020 from 9:45 am (9am for groups) only during weekends (+ long weekends), holidays and every day during school holidays. For groups, the Planckendael Express ZOO runs daily.

Price per person (€)

(varies according to the distance travelled)

   from to
 Child (from 3 to under 6 years old)  21*  
 Child (from 6 to under 12 years old)   21*  
 Young Person (from 12 to under 18 years old)  29.90  34.40
 Adult (from 18 to under 60 years old)  33.90  38.40
 Senior (60 years old and over)  32.90  37.40

(min. 15 paying passengers/1 free per 15 paying passengers)


Free for children under 3 years old (not valid in groups)

*a fixed price


Travelling by train? The smart choice!

  • an attractive price: admission + 2nd-class, return train travel + Express bus
  • an animal park close to Mechelen station
  • a successful and easy group outing with the Planckendael Express Bus
  • departs from Mechelen station: "Hanswijkvaart" (behind the station) all the way to the entrance of Plankendeal ZOO