Amersfoort Zoo, Amersfoort (11 km)
DierenPark Amersfoort boasts two attractions no other zoo offers. One is the DinoBos: a forest with 75 life-sized dinosaur models from every era, showing how dinosaurs used to live. If you dare, you can even enter the forest in the dark. There is also Koele Knuffels: during these sessions at the Zoological Museum you are allowed to pet tarantulas, snakes and other reptiles.
Entrance tickets range between 18 and 21 euro per person.
Dolfinarium, Harderwijk (42 km)
Dolfinarium is a theme park with an impressive collection of marine mammals. You can witness shows and demonstrations with sea lions, walruses and of course dolphins every day. In addition to the shows, there’s also a huge playground. Tickets range between 20-30 euro per person.