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Come and visit the gnomes in their dwellings and the well-known fairy-tale figures such as Snow-white, little red riding hood, and lots of others, Enjoy the musical of the spoiled little princess Violinde in a real life castle or play in the beautiful original playground. There is a children’s farm and a miniature railway in which you can make a tour of the park. The children can sail in small boats or cycle in a ‘rat’ through Hamelen village.

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Artis, is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands, founded in 1838. Artis is a haven of peace and quiet right in the city centre of Amsterdam. Artis is a fascinating zoo. In an area of 14 hectares around 700 species of animals provide a magnificent overview of the entire animal kingdom. Aphibians, reptiles, fish, birds, mammals and insects all are superbly represented.

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Tropical butterfly garden Vlindorado

In the rural village of Waarland you will find the tropical butterfly garden Vlindorado. One of the biggest sheltered butterfly gardens in Europe is hosted in the flower greenery of Dekker Anthuriums. It is the home base of approximately 1000 butterflies amongst which you will find the blue Morpho from Mid-America and the Malaysian paper butterfly. Stroll through the gardens, see how the pupas develop to be a butterfly and enjoy a drink on the terrace.

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Hoenderdaell Anna Paulowna

Hoenderdaell Estate is a zoo with animals from all areas of the world. Bobbing crocodiles, , playful ring-tailed lemurs, hundreds of colourful birds and monkeys on the hill and... are those fallow deer in the forest? You’ll find it all on Hoenderdaell Estate!

The animal enclosures on Hoenderdaell Estate are located in the middle of beautiful nature . The route takes you through the forest, vast fields and along the water. And with so many plants and animals there is always something new to discover!

Sea Aquarium Bergen aan Zee

Experience the World underwater. In the Sea aquarium you will find 43 aquariums, all different kind of fish in different sizes and different kinds from all the world seas. You can also find a large selection of seashells.

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De Klimvallei

In the Mariëndal, situated near Den Helder on the side of the woods called De Donkere Duinen is De KlimVallei located.

This climbing and adventure park offers challenging obstacles at different levels.The Eco-friendly adventure park has been built within the respect of the nature, which can be seen by the use of sustainable materials. De Klimvallei offers the following activities; visitors centre De Helderse Vallei, a petting zoo, an open air theatre, a viewing point, canoeing routes, biking tracks, and ATB tracks. Dunes, sea and strand are within the walking distance of De Klimvallei.

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