Let me introduce myself: my name is Anaïs (30), Lou’s mom (2) and I work at the sales department of fashion company Hop Agenturen. I have been living in beautiful Brabant for five years now, with Han. But as a true Antwerp girl, my heart still skips a beat for this beautiful city along the Schelde. That’s why you can find me there almost every week, cause it feels like coming home every time!
Finally! Spring is in the air! As soon as the sun is shining, Lou wants only one thing and that’s to be outside and to explore! And where else can we do that, than in the Antwerp Zoo. What a beautiful place this is!
I don’t know if it’s my chauvinistic side coming out, but I’ve seldom seen them as nice as our ZOO. To be able to create such an oasis of peace in the middle of the city, next to the Central Station: WOW City of Antwerp, well done!
The ZOO, founded in 1843, is the oldest ZOO of Belgium and one of the oldest zoos in the world. Honestly, I haven’t been there for about 10 years. The place where I went to 2 times a month when I was a little girl thanks to my daddy and his presscard (I couldn’t get enough of it) is still just as magical to me. It seems nothing has changed, apart from the dolphins which are sadly not there anymore. That was my favorite place. The dolphins are replaced by sealions. Fine successors, if you never knew otherwise.
Lou is immediately taken by surprise and doesn’t know where to look: giraffes, zebras, lions, tiger, bears, monkeys, seals… He LOVES it!
Thanks to the picnic from grandma we could have lunch close to the elephants. There are benches everywhere or places to sit close to the animals. Lou loves to eat his sandwiches close to the elephants. Don’t forget to take a look at the programme for the day when you enter the Zoo. There are different shows every day, feeding times etc. We arrive at the penguins just in time, who are being fed. A true spectacle.
Exhausted we walk to the exit where Lou takes a spin on the merry-go-round and falls satisfied asleep in the buggy afterwards. A true recommendation our ZOO, enjoy!