Besides unlimited access to Antwerp ZOO and Planckendael, with your ZOO pass you will enjoy a cartload of great deals. We decided to make a list, because there are a lot of them!

BUY a membership pass

Up to 365 days unlimited access to Antwerp ZOO and Planckendael.

With your pass, the gates of two animal kingdoms will swing open for you. You are always welcome in Antwerp ZOO and Planckendael, whenever and as often as you like: up to 365 days a year, since both zoological parks are opened every single day.

During the magical morning hour the zoo will be all yours

While ordinary visitors are not allowed in before 10 am, you will be welcome in Antwerp ZOO and Planckendael as early as 9 am. And believe us, it is a real must.

The magical morning hour

The early hour before visiting time is pure magic. You hear all the animals waking up; you see the zookeepers at work in the animal enclosures and the gardeners busily working along the paths. But otherwise, there's not a soul around. It feels like you have the zoo all to yourself.

By the way, did you know that early in the morning most animals are much more active than during the day? Maybe the meerkats are playing practical jokes, or the lion is just starting his morning exercises?

Enjoy a 10% discount in our shops

You've seen something nice in our shops? As a member, you get a 10% discount on all your purchases in our main shops*. Moreover, keep an eye on ZOO Magazine: it features additional promotions available to members.

Animal lover

When you buy in our shop one of our ZOO themed products to take home, you also contribute in a small part to the conservation of nature. All proceeds go entirely to the operation of our animal parks, our mission of conservation or simply: our animals!

* Not valid on drinks, food, media, service items and promotions.

10% discount in our restaurants

Hungry like a lion or thirsty like a camel? On presentation of your ZOO pass, we will give you a 10% discount in our restaurants De Latteria, Restaurant Savanna and Grand Café Flamingo in Antwerp ZOO + in Toepaja and De Ooievaar in Planckendael.

Breakfast with animals

You already know that: for our members, the gates of our parks open at 9 am already. For only € 3,60 early birds enjoy a fresh croissant and a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate at our Savanna restaurant (Antwerp ZOO) or Toepaja (Planckendael) untill 10 o'clock.

Bring your grandchild along for just € 5.50

We worked out an attractive formula for our proud grandparents holders of a ZOO pass: the grandchildren's card. You only pay € 55 for a ten-entry card. This allows you to come ten times with one grandchild, or once with ten grandchildren.

Big grandchildren

Actually, you should understand the word 'child' in the broad sense. The card is indeed valid for offsprings up to and including 17 year olds. Your little pride and joy under 3 years get in free.

The ZOOmagazine in your letter box free of charge

With your ZOO pass, the ZOOmagazine is delivered automatically and free of charge into your letter box. This beautiful magazine will fully update you on the ups and downs of our animals. Fascinating articles and beautiful pictures will tell you all about life in our zoos, our scientific research and our conservation projects. Don't forget that it also features prominently the special offers available to members!

News hot off the press

Looking for news hot off the press? You should subscribe to our monthly newsletter. This will ensure that - in-between two ZOOmagazines - no birth, relocation or zoological event will escape your attention.

Now, you can also join us on Facebook and become a friend of Antwerp ZOO and a friend of Planckendael to keep track of what's happening in our parks!

Free admission to the Serpentarium in Blankenberge

As a member, you get free admission to the Serpentarium in Blankenberge. In this impressive reptile zoo on the seafront, you will discover the world of spiders, lizards, frogs and snakes. Venture through a jungle teeming with tropical plants, cross the arid desert and wander along massive rock faces with beautiful waterfalls.

King snake

You will discover fascinating creatures in this natural habitat. Ever heard of the panther chameleon, the rainbow boa or the black mamba, the king of the venomous snakes? No? Quick, we’ve requested an audience!

Exclusive discounts in other parks

With these additional discounts your ZOO pass is truly worth gold... That's because, on top of all the advantages that your ZOO pass gives you in our parks, you can get a lot more great deals outside Antwerp ZOO and Planckendael.

Free admission*

Special discount for ZOO members*

Travel cheaper to Planckendael with the Shuttle or Blue Bike bicycle

As a member, you will travel in comfort and with a 50% discount on the Planckendael Express. There is a scheduled service leaving Mechelen train Station.

You prefer to cycle? If you take the Blue Bike subscription, you will get 2 free rides. More information on


Quick, discover our tailored memberships! An annual membership pass is valid for 365 days from the purchase date.

* You can enjoy these advantages on showing a valid membership card. These benefits are subject to change. The dates on this page are adjusted every year in December. Check this page regularly for updates.