Self-willed and innovative

Revolutionary for both man and animals. Visitors can meet the primates in a surprising way, living in a natural environment where they can be themselves.

The primates at Apenheul are the ambassadors for their wild relatives. This way we try to pass on the love of nature.


In the sixties, Wim Mager, a photographer from Rotterdam, had two tamarins. At the time it was legal to buy monkeys at a pet shop. What started as a...

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About Apenheul

Apenheul opened with primates at large in 1971. This was soon to be followed by great apes living on cleverly designed islands. This was revolutionary...

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