Netherlands Primate Park
And Zoo Expedition


Global Adventure Project’s has chosen the Kingdom of the Netherlands for a short duration and short haul expedition and has managed to pack an amazing amount in.

It features astounding zoo’s and parks, with various specialist areas of study and interest, so no matter what area of animal and conservation you’re interested in, there’s something that can be tailored for you.

You’ll see animals in natural environments; the tropical rainforest, the central American desert, an indoor mangrove swamp. You’ll roam free with the primates in large natural forested areas, you’ll take an African type safari in the recreated Savanah and visit the largest living coral reef in Europe.


Explore the incredible activities you will undertake on our fantastic Netherlands Primate Park and Zoo Expedition


Discover the fantastic itinerary we have prepared, from all three locations, seamlessly served from centrally located accommodation and with all transfers included.

We can also prepare various methods of travelling to the central location, including: overnight ferry with sleeper cabin, coach via the channel tunnel rail link and by air (as below).

Day 1

Afternoon flight from to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Private hire coach transport from AMS airport to Stayokay Hostel in Arnhem, your accommodation for 3 nights. Dinner at the hostel.

Day 2

After breakfast, a private hire coach will take you to Apenheul Primate Park in Apeldoorn. You will spend the day experiencing a forest of free roaming primates. Presentation is provided by one of their subject matter experts, plus a guided tour by a local university lecturer (subject to availability). Packed lunch provided. Dinner at the hostel.

Day 3

After breakfast at the hostel, take a 20-minute walk to the Royal Burgers Zoo in Arnhem. View the manatees in the mangrove and get a close-up view of their remarkable anatomy. Guided tour provided through the entire zoo, with clear learning objectives. Packed lunch provided. Once finished around 5pm, walk back at leisure.

Day 4

After breakfast, check out of accommodation and travel to Rotterdam Zoo, again by private hire coach, taking approximately 1.5 hours. See the striking feature of the giraffe barn in the African savannah and lots more. Packed lunch provided. Depart at the end of the day for AMS airport and return evening flight.

Optional Equine Experience

Depart 09:00 for Dierenkliniek Emmeloord Equine Hospital, arriving 10:15. The day will be spent receiving an in-depth tour of a fully functioning surgical suite, induction room, recovery rooms, intensive care and quarantine units. Following on from this, you'll see the aftercare areas, such as orthopaedic farriery area and the newly built indoor arena. All of this will be given alongside question and answer sessions with EVCS Surgeons and Residents and other specialists in these areas. Packed lunch provided. Dinner at hostel.

Alternative Travel to Location

For larger groups, we recommend travelling by coach. It's often more beneficial; environmentally, economically and for overall experience. The coach will pick the group up at a single point near you. We will arrange travel through the channel tunnel rail link, or - our absolute favourite - an overnight ferry, complete with sleeping cabins, dinner and breakfast.



Stay in hostel accommodation for the duration, if overnight ferry is chosen, you’ll also have a 2-4 sleeper cabin on board. All accommodation is private to your group, bathrooms are shared between the group and all rooms are lockable.


Breakfasts and dinners are provided, along with daily packed lunches (except when ‘not included’ below). Please let us know of any dietary requirements in advance so we can ensure you are adequately catered for.


• Pre-departure support and documentation.
• Entrance fees, plus contributions to parks and zoos.
• Tours and presentations from
academic and zoological staff. 
• Transportation during the expedition.
• Accommodation for duration of stay.
• 24 hour in country support.
• 3 meals per day.*

*See ‘not included’

Not Included

• Personal travel insurance.
• Any vaccinations as recommended by your GP.
• Lunch on first day of travel. Dinner on evening of return.
• Soft drinks or snacks.
• Any additional activities outside of project itinerary.
• Transfers to/from UK airport – we can provide from your location, if requested


Get in touch with any questions you may have regarding our trip to the Netherlands – leave your contact details below and we’ll be more than happy to help!

If you’re interested to find out more, book an introductory presentation for your school or college group and we can visit to discuss our extraordinary projects in more detail.

Alternatively, if your group is now ready to enrol, click here to submit a booking form on their behalf.



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