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buterfly in the zoo in Emmen - Emmen

buterfly in the zoo in Emmen

Zoo in Emmen, butterfly garden

The zoo in Emmen has a beautifull butterfly garden. In a colourfull tropical garden with many flowering plants you can walk between the many colourfull butterflies.

Sometimes a butterfly will come and sit down on your hand. I prefer to go there on a rainy or cold sunday to enjoy the tropics of the garden. It's a relaxing place to sit down for a while

Great memories. This zoo closed down in december 2015. New Wildlands Adventure Zoo opened in march. The butterflies moved to the Jungola section of the new zoo. 2016

Directions: The zoo is in the citycentre of Emmen.

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 9, 2016
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giraffes - Emmen

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Zoo in Emmen, african savannah

The zoo has a nice african savannah with rhino's, zebra's, ostriches, wildebeasts, giraffes and impalas. It's one of my favourite places in the zoo.

At one point you're a eye height with the giraffes. Here are always a lot of people around.
I also like it to sit at the terrace of the safari restaurant, especially in the first hour the park opens it doors. It's a nice time to look at the animals.

Great memories. This zoo closed down in december 2015. New Wildlands Adventure Zoo opened in march 2016. In the new zoo is a huge savannah in the Serenga section. All savannah animals are moved to the new zoo.

Directions: In the citycentre of Emmen

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 5, 2016
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playa pinguinos - Emmen

playa pinguinos

Playa Pinguinos

The original zoo is in the middle of the citycentre of Emmen. In 2002 a second part of the zoo is opened at the edge of the centre. A huge pedestrian traverse connects the two parts through the centre of Emmen.

In the new part of the zoo is the South American section. At the Playa Pinguinos you can walk between the pinguins, allthough they made a low fence later, because some of the pinguins liked to walk out of the zoo into the town of Emmen. You can also watch the swimming pinguins under water.

In 2007 they started to make plans to move the whole zoo to this new part. The actual zoo in the city centre will be transformed into a 'zoo for humans' to live in special houses still ahving the feel of the continents of the former zoo and to spend their leisure time.

Great memories. This zoo closed down in december 2015. New Wildlands Adventure Zoo opened in march 2016. The pinguins moved to this new zoo.

Address: Hoofdstraat 18

Directions: Emmen, citycentre

Phone: 0591-850850

Website: http://www.noorderdierenpark.nl

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 5, 2016
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Kodiak bears - Emmen

Kodiak bears

Noorderdierenpark, Kodiak bears

The Noorderdierenpark is known of its beautiful natural setting of the continents.
In 2003 the North American section in the original park is enlarged, after the South American animals moved to the new built part of the zoo.
Except the three Kodiak bears, there are now also elks and bisons to see.

Meanwhile the Kodiaks left the zoo,

The zoo is open everyday.
In winter from 10 am to 4.30 pm.
In summer from 10 am to 6 pm.

Great memories. This zoo closed down in december 2015. New Wildlands Adventure Zoo opened in march 2016

Address: Hoofdstraat

Directions: The zoo is In the citycentre, easy to reach from the trainstation and the parkinglots.
Follow the signs.

Phone: 0591-850850

Website: http://www.noorderdierenpark.nl

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 5, 2016
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A new-born elephant in his first week outdoors - Emmen

A new-born elephant in his first week outdoors

The Zoo of Emmen

The Zoo of Emmen, called the Noorderdierenpark, has a very beautifull rather natural atmosphere. There is a herd of 14 elephants of all ages, an African Savannah with zebras, giraffes & rhinos. Further you can walk in the tropical butterfly-garden, at the Playa Pinguinos and in a huge green South- American bird cage between the butterflies, pinguins or birds. Or what do you think of having dinner with the swimming sharks at the background ?

Great memories. This zoo closed down in december 2015. New Wildlands Adventure Zoo opened in march 2016

Address: Hoofdstraat 18, 7801BA Emmen

Directions: The zoo is situated in the city-centre of Emmen.

Phone: +31 591850850

Website: http://www.noorderdierenpark.nl

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 5, 2016
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Peatpolis, art-in-nature

In 2003 seventeen artists from France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Peru and USA are working with peat and other natural materials in the peatland near the Veenpark at Barger-Compascuum.
Officially Peatpolis stopped in December 2003, but also after you could still visit the place and have a look at the objects, allthough some are demolished or removed.

The originators of Peatpolis have new plans to make here the first ''Art in Nature Park" of the Netherlands.

Open daily from sunrise till sunset. The walk through nature end between art is about 4 km.
Opposite this place you can visit also the Veenpark, an open-air museum with traditional houses and buildings of the region. www.veenpark.nl

Directions: Bargercompascuum, In the municipality of Emmen, 15 km south-east of the city of Emmen.

Website: http://www.peatpolis.nl

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 7, 2015
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Opening of new location Centre of Arts - Emmen

Opening of new location Centre of Arts

CBK: Centre of Visual Arts

For many years the Centre of Visual Arts (Centrum Beeldende Kunst) was located in the cityhall in the citycentre of Emmen. In two exhibition halls were every year several exhibitions of contemporary art. In summer 2004 there was a special exhibition ''aLiVe'' of the photogroup Vlinderstad, celebrating their 55 years existence.

The CBK was closed for some time, but is now back at a splendid location in the former milkfactory in Noordbarge. The industrial ambiance is great as well the location at the Oranjekanaal.

In the building are two spacious exhibitonhalls, an art library and a hall for workshops.
Every year there are several exhibitions of contemporary art in the hall at the gorundfloor. In the hall at the first floor are also sometimes other exhibitions like the overview exhibition of 3 years community art in the district Emmermeer in autumn 2012.

Opening hours:
wednesday-sunday 13.00-17.00

Address: Ermerweg 88b 7812 BG Emmen

Directions: The CBK is located south of the citycentre. Coming from the Hondsrugweg (mainroad along the citycentre) heading south, turn right at the trafficlights after you passed the parkinglot of the zoo. The CBK is at the right hand side just before the bridge.

Other Contact: cbk@emmen.nl

Phone: +31 591 685820

Website: http://www.cbkemmen.nl

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 5, 2013
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Beyond Borders, Mongolian artist - Emmen

Beyond Borders, Mongolian artist

Full Colour festival, Beyond Borders

Every last sunday in August is the Full Colour Festival in the centre of Emmen.
It's my favourite festival with wonderful music from all over the world, like African, Asian, South American. You can just listen to the music or dance.
There is also a large market where you can buy many nice goods from the different continents. You can eat all kind of African, Indonesian, Turkish and Vietnamese snacks, drink African beer or Ethiopian coffee.
There are workshops for kids and adults in making music, bamboo objects, African necklaces, body painting.
In 2003 combinations of foreign and Dutch artists showed during the festival how they worked together in the so-called project Beyond Borders.
Their paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in the Centre of Visual Arts later in the season.

Directions: Centre of Emmen, round the marketplace

Website: http://www.fullcolourfestival.nl

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 20, 2003
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The travelling caravan of Wies Noest - Emmen

The travelling caravan of Wies Noest

Festivals with colourfull visual arts

Besides performing arts there are at some festivals also objects of installations of visuals arts to see.
What I liked most was the travellling caravan of the visual artist Wies Noest. Every time she extended her caravan with new colourfull flags and tents.

Directions: Centre of the city Emmen.

Website: http://www.vvvemmen.nl

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 20, 2003
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Open air festival in the centre - Emmen

Open air festival in the centre

Festivals in Emmen

In summer there are some very interesting festivals in Emmen.

C'est la Vie Festival:
last sunday in July, in the city centre, music and theatre.

Full Colour Festival:
last sunday of August in the city centre, a multiculturalfestival with music all over the world, international market, workshops, activities for the kids.
www.fullcolourfestival.nl

Website: http://www.vvvemmen.nl

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 20, 2003
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