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Antwerp ZOO Society

Our aim is to amaze people, every day, at Antwerp ZOO, the world’s best kept 19th century zoo, as well as at the adventurous Planckendael, and the Serpentarium Blankenberge. And now also in the brand new Elisabeth Center Antwerp, a concert hall & convention centre. Closer to the animals, to nature, and to each other.

Antwerp ZOO

Bustling with life, the nearly 175 year old Antwerp ZOO surprises hundreds of thousands of visitors in an exotic oasis in the middle of the city, and brings them closer to the animals.


For almost 60 years, Antwerp Zoo Society manages Planckendael, one of the most prominent zoos in Europe with regards to animal conservation. Come and enjoy an exciting day of exploration and adventure surrounded by nature.

Planckendael is divided into five continents, each one of which with its own walking trail. All five loops start and finish at the same central point nearby the entrance and offer five different adventures full of surprising encounters. As you meander through the park, you will often stare the animals right in the eye.


Serpentarium Blankenberge, an amazing reptile zoo.

The Serpentarium offers an impressive journey through a jungle full of spiders, lizards and frogs. You look dangerous and venomous snakes in the eye and meet the exciting residents in an exotic environment.

The large rock formations, the many tropical plants, the beautiful waterfalls and the pleasant temperatures resemble one or other exotic destination where the animals feel at home.

Elisabeth Center Antwerp

The new concert and conference venue in the heart of Antwerp.

The brand new, one-of-a-kind, concert and conference hall is part of a fully developed and state-of-the-art conference centre and can be combined with the existing rooms of Antwerp ZOO and with the zoo itself. The Elisabeth Center Antwerp stretches out over 25,000 m², with 30 breakout rooms and a capacity of 2,500 guests.

With its unique setting in the heart of the city of Antwerp, adjacent to the Central Station, the Elisabeth Center offers conference and concert organisers an attractive location.

Flanders Meeting & Convention Center

Networking in A Room with a ZOO

The Flanders Meeting and Convention Center Antwerp is open for business since November 2016. The venue is already in high demand for international conferences. The FMCCA is located at the heart of Antwerp ZOO, the highly esteemed nineteenth century zoo. It offers guests instant CSR through conservation. ​

Networking in A Room with a ZOO. No city other than Antwerp can boast an international conference centre in the exclusive location of one of the oldest and best kept 19th century zoos of Europe.