Covid-19 measures

UPDATE 18/04/2021 - Planckendael ZOO is open! Unfortunately, at the request of the authorities, the indoor enclosures are still closed. Our members only have to reserve an arrival time here for a visit during weekends, public holidays, bridge days and during holidays. Reservations are mandatory for the general public, including during the week. Book your visit here (in Dutch or French). Consult all measures taken for your and our safety in the park. See you soon, take good care of each other!
Visitors in the park:
1%* * real-time% visitors compared to the max. allowed corona capacity.

We are thrilled to welcome you back to our parks. We are taking extensive measures to make the visit as safe as possible, and we're following the advice of the Consultative Committee. These guidelines may be adjusted according to current events. Follow our communication in the parks as well. Respect each other, follow these visiting rules! #ZOOtogether!

Book your visit online in advance

Book your visit online in advance. Choose a time slot within which you will arrive. Members do not need to make a reservation.

When you visit, bring the confirmation and entrance ticket.

Book your visit online in advance

At the parking lot

  • Parking 2 (Leuvensesteenweg side) is the main car park.
  • During busy times, members enter through the former entrance at the back of the 'Kasteeltje' and thus turn LEFT after the pedestrian tunnel.
  • After the tunnel, members go RIGHT past the vulture aviary.
  • The Planckendael Express runs with limited capacity from Saturday 3 April, during weekends and holidays until the end of September 2021. Wearing a face mask is mandatory.

At the park

  • Stay home if you are ill.
  • At the entrance control, markings ensure a safe queue.
  • There are waiting zones with waiting compartments, one-way traffic and separate entrances and exits at the entrance.
  • Respect the 1,5 m distance rule (not within your family).
  • One-way traffic in places with limited capacity.


  • Wearing a face mask (+ 10y) is mandatory in the whole ZOO. The face masks are distributed at the entrance. 
  • The indoor enclosures are closed.
  • Wash your hands regularly. Desinfectant hand gels, which can be operated with an elbow, are available at various places in the gardens.
  • The toilets have staggered capacity and are regularly disinfected. Face masks are mandatory here, as is hand washing.
  • Our staff will inform about and monitor compliance with the rules. In the parks there is clear communication with recognizable signs.
  • For the time being, all feeding demonstrations and animations have been cancelled.
  • The member service and shops are open, with limited capacity.
  • Payments are made electronically and preferably contactless. We regularly disinfect the terminals and vending machines, as well as the buggies.
  • The restaurants in the park will remain closed. Restaurant Toepaja offers take-away meals.