Amersfoort zoo

If you come to the zoo at Amersfoort, you will experience a day full of animals and adventure. You hear, see and feel everything during your visit.

Unexpected encounters
Do you hear the dinosaurs roar from afar? In the DinoBos live 75 lifelike dinosaurs of which several roar or move! Also the various monkeys, lions and impressive elephants sometimes make themselves heard. If you visit the area ‘Night’, you can unexpectedly encounter nocturnal animals.

From very close
At the zoo Amersfoort you can see all animals from very close. There is often nothing more than a glass wall between you and the animals. The long giraffes on the Savannah stand at the same height and therefor you can look straight into their big eyes. In the City of Antiquity you can see crocodiles, baboons and the impressive tigers.

Route: dierenpark Amersfoort


Go to one of the beautiful museums, or take a cruise on the canals. It is best to park at a car park on the outskirts of the city. One of these car parks is called ‘The Transferium’. At ‘the Transferium’ you can park for €8 all day. For the whole family, a free return on public transport to the city center (up to a maximum of 5 people) is included in this price.

Tariff Public transport
To travel further to the center, you must buy a P + R GVB card at the blue vending machines (1 per person, maximum 5 pieces per car). You can also travel further with your own public transport chip card.
A P + R GVB card for max 1-2 persons costs € 5.00, for each person more (up to max. 5 persons per car) € 0.90 per person extra. You can pay by debit card and credit card.

PS: Upon return, it will be checked whether your last check-in has taken place on the return trip to the P + R location in the central area. If your last check-in was at a public transport stop outside the center area, you pay the ‘normal’ parking fee

Route: Transferium

Apenheul primate park

The Apenheul primate park is a specialized zoo on the outskirts of the city of Apeldoorn. The garden is located in the middle of the nature park ‘Berg en Bos’. Apenheul opened with primates at large in 1971. This was soon to be followed by great apes living on cleverly designed islands. This was revolutionary for man and animal alike.. Visitors can meet the primates directly, living in a natural environment where they can be themselves.

Route: Apenheul

Climbing park

In the forest of Ermelo there is a climbing park in the trees. The climbing park has six spectacular routes with in total 60 obstacles. The climbing park stands for an active and adventurous day out for the whole family. It is only fifteen minutes away by car. With the bike there is a very beautiful route through the woods. In Apeldoorn is an even larger site to climb in the forest.

website: Climbing park Ermelo
website: Climbing park Apeldoorn
Travel directions: Klimbos Ermelo
Travel directions: Klimbos Apeldoorn


We have two men and three ladies bicycles. Please don’t hesitate to use them! Holland is a wonderful country to cycle, especially in this area.

In the Netherlands there is a nation wide network of cycling paths with junctions. On every crossing there are signs to direct you to the nearest junctions. At these junctions there are overview maps of all the junctions in the area. There is an overview map with junctions in the neighborhood (click here for more information). The closest junction and ideal for starting the cycling route is (junction ​​11)

Around the corner is a bicycle repair shop. Here other bikes can be rented or repaired.


In the bottom drawer to the right of the dishwasher you can find the tablets to use. When there are no more, there is a new package above the clothes dryer in the garage.

Put the tablet in the gray container in the door and push the cover downwards until it is stuck. By clicking on the leftmost button the dishwasher is turned on. Press the rightmost ‘start’ button to start the program.

Dolphinarium Harderwijk

In Dolphinarium Harderwijk there are many spectacular shows and shows that you can enjoy. These shows are performed by sea lions, walruses and of course dolphins. Through these shows, the Dolphinarium has become very famous. Every child receives a free animal passport upon arrival and you learn a lot about animals in a playful and inactive way. On the grounds of Dolfinarium four playgrounds can be found. All playgrounds are suitable for children from 4 years.

Route:Dolphinarium Harderwijk


There is nog longer a rotary button on the dryer to choose a drying program. Therefore you can only use one standard program. By pressing the rightmost button ‘start’ the dryer is switched on. If the laundry is dry, it will stop automatically. Please do clean the filter located in the door after using the dryer.

Electric cooking plate

The electric cooking plate has keys that react to heat. You do not have to press hard. Press the lower button until a red light comes on. Then click on a + or a – of the hob that needs to heat. Please note! If the top red light is on, just above the lock sign, then the electric cooking plate is secured. Push the button with the lock sign until a beep sounds twice. The security is off again.