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This brand new complex has 35 aquariums featuring a fascinating collection of exotic fish and animals in their natural biotope. Sharks, piranhas, stingrays and octopuses. The fish and other sea creatures will take you on a marvellous voyage through a tropical rain forest, along rivers, underwater caves and coral reefs, to the depths of the ocean.
A real treat for adults and children, the aquarium enables everyone to learn more about the fascinating underwater world in a relaxed manner. The educational programmes, interactive features and multimedia applications will teach you all about the wonders of the water world. A visit is informative and will make you aware of the protection that water and its 'inhabitants' need these days.
Tip: for nature lovers who feel like meeting more animals after their visit to Aquatopia, a combination ticket gives access to the Zoo.
Mon. -Sun.: 10.00 - 18.00
(Last access at 17.00)
Closed on 25 December
weekdays: adult: 11,45 Euro
age: 4-12: 8 Euro
until age 3: free
weekends and public holidays: adult 12,45 Euro
age 4-12: 9 Euro
until age 3: free
- Family Travel
Compare to aquaria in other countries, this one is a bit small, but it's nice to go there if you've got the time. It's a good opportunity for taking pictures of all kind of fish.
But if you go there is the use of earplugs maybe a good idea, because of lots of screaming kids: aarrrrrggghhh!!!
ATTRACTION - Fish living in a hotel...
AQUATOPIA has opened his doors october 2003.
In a part of the Astrid park plaza hotel an
aquarium complex has been constructed.
You know what it's like? Beautiful fish in al
colors you can imagine. Some special
decorations...And of course the sharks
always look bigger on the poster and the
tunnel is ridiculous. But quit a nice and
A bit expensive if you ask me...
We were round in less then 2 houres and
we are quit interested.
(a good alternative is the zoo , but soon there
will be combitickets available)
(it is forbidden to take pictures with flash)
Aquatopia is open every day from 10 - 18 h.
Last visitors are allowed at 17.00h.
All visitors to Aquatopia are entitled to the special price of EUR 1.00 per hour (usually EUR 1.20 per hour), which corresponds to the price of a parking meter.
Indoor parking can also be easily found in the area around Astrid square..
- Museum Visits
Beside Astrid Park Plaza Hotel, this aquarium is situated. There are verities of fish are on display in the fish tanks. All you can have for as little as Euro 9.50. They also provide guided tour, you need to book it in advance, but do you really need that guided tour unless you are a fish lover. For me it was enough as it was all written about the kind of fish on each fish tank.
A ticket to the tropics
Across from Grand Central Station, on Queen Astrid Square, a new attraction has found its home in Antwerp. Aquatopia will lead you into the world of waters and their inhabitants. On a tour through a collection of beautifully decorated halls you will be lead from the tropical jungles to the ocean floor. A variety of beautifuly coloured tropical fish has been gathered to serve as a feast for the eye. Several interactive spaces add to the joy of the visit Current prices : adults 9,45 Euro / children (till12) 6,45 Euro. Family (2 parents + 2 kids -12 ): 25,95 Euro. Family (2 parents + 3 kids - 12): 30,95 Euro. reduction for zoo members is now available as are combi tickets Zoo-Aquatopia (ad: 20 Euro, -12's:13,50 Euro) Opening hours: daily from 10AM - 6PM, except Xmas day (last visitors admitted 5PM) (more photos to be found here)
- Family Travel
At "Aquatopia" the story of the ocean is told in a journey through different environments where fish and other marines animals can be observed in their natural habitats.
Aquatopia is located in the heart of Antwerp (Asstridplein, Plaza hotel) near the central station.
For more information visit their site
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