Noah's Ark
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Belper, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Wow, such effort in construction of this ARK, definitely dispels any thought of the biblical ARK being like that small boat that has giraffes heads popping out the windows like in the children's books....
Written July 10, 2022
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,600 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We caught a glimpse of this absolutely vast construction while on the boat to another sight. The area where we saw Noah's Ark was close to what is called Krimpen aan de Ijssel, east of Rotterdam. At the time we were travelling from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk. We did not visit Noah's Ark, as it was impossible at that time, and as we learnt later, it was closed. Apparently its modern creator wants to spread the message of the BIble..... But the sheer vastness of the size of this vessel is just amazing. Just as amazing is the fact it carries so much inside it! It has five decks and it has live animals as well as images of animals and animals made of plastic. There are also mannequins of Noah, his sons, and their wives, as well as exhibits on the great flood! Additionally there are CCTV cameras, an elevator, a restaurant, conference facilities, and a theatre. The Ark, which cost an estimated five million euros, is made from 21 transport barges and 12,000 Swedish pine trees, anong other materials! But it has no engine, so it cannot sail on its own! It needs a bit of help to move along the water, like several tugboats! Having been judged by the authorities as not quite seaworthy and lacking sufficient safety requirements, it now is undergoing some tender loving care....
Written February 14, 2019
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RoadTrippre
Chantilly, VA48 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Which we could have seen this replica but it's no longer there - its been moved and am not sure where.
Written April 24, 2016
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Nojus2012
Dordrecht, The Netherlands30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
Not much real animals,atraction more for children than for adults..Is too expensive to spend €12,5 for this
Written March 17, 2016
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mkh2016
Hartwell, GA68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
Like stepping back in time, although not completed, it is fascinating to see how huge this replica is. Each area has a message from the bible that the builder relates. The ark, both the original and the replica were a work of love
Written March 3, 2016
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discover99
Townsville, Australia248 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
Noah's ark is a very impressive and surprisingly huge attraction and resembles the biblical ark of Noah. Once you get in you will be dazzled by the amount of building and designing that must have been needed to build this massive structure! There are many sections of the ark with some examples being a cafe, work section and a history section where you can put on comical animal suits! Everywhere around the ark are statues of animals and occasionally cages with real animals like rabbits or birds. It was a quite diverse and mostly inside, but there are outside areas that are blocked off when it rains. The toilets were also very clean and they even had a joke "Cool Boys" toilet with a surprise when you open the door......
Written January 29, 2016
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RHAHJ
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,979 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015
The huge boat is nice. The exhibition is what you'd expect: Biblical stories with many puppet-animals around. Also some real animals like goats and pigeons. Nice, but not terribly exciting. I guess it could be nice for parents who want to tell their young children about religious stories.
Written October 14, 2015
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tom l
Boyce, VA144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Friends
A bit out of the way and only saw it as a drive by but would have enjoyed walking through. It's massive size is hard to imagine even with a few animal models scattered about for scale reference. I would love to return and visit this site more in depth.
Written September 15, 2015
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Anna D
Louth, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Really pleased we have been as its an amazing place with live and carved animals and the history lesson is good as well! Cant believe its actually built to the exact specifications as Noah's ark in the Bible!! It was acually raining when we visited and it was perfect for the day!
Written September 2, 2015
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Jim M
Stafford, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Parking is right next to the Ark and costs 2 Euros for 4 hours. Entrance fee is €12.50 per adult, €7.50 per child over age 3. For a family of four entrance cost came in at just under £30. There is a restaurant on the top floor of the Ark where we had some tasty soups and sausage rolls and drinks etc that came to about £18. Kind of similar to the food provided in IKEA restaurants, but not as much on offer. Still, the food was good and a pleasant atmosphere. We also bought the autobiography of Johan Huibers, whose idea it was to build the Ark, from the book and gift shop on board. It was available in Dutch and English. It is a very interesting read and will give you an amazing insight into his life, post Ark visit. By the way, this is not a man who is a "basket-case." His feet are very firmly on the ground but he is also a man of great Christian faith. I believe the Ark is the "tip of the iceberg" in terms of some of his other previous accomplishments, and, as he says in his book, he probably would not have built the Ark without all these experiences beforehand. Buy the book, "The Unsinkable Dream" and reach your own conclusions. Back to the Ark. It is mesmerising. We spent about 45 minutes just taking pictures of it from the land where it is moored. Kids were blown away by it. We were blown away by it. Walking on top deck from one end to the other, winding your way through the decks to different areas where real and stuffed animals are kept, popping into one of the cinemas to watch a video on The Ark and Bible history, passing through scenes of mostly full size characters related to the Ark and other accounts from the Bible were also interesting. There is a lot to take in, for sure, and you would probable need a good 4 hours with a visit to the restaurant thrown in. Some other reviewer made a comment about animal droppings. I don't know what they are talking about. They must be a real "townie." There were some pigeon droppings out on deck in places and none of it was fresh. I have seen far worse in British parks! Really not a problem. The animals we saw were all well kept and had plenty of space to live in. I am referring to the mountain goats, Shetland ponies and lots of rabbits and birds in cages. Kids loved seeing these animals. There are some activities for kids too, following animal trails on the Ark itself and some other activities. Even on a warm day on top deck, inside the Ark it is rather cool. You will need a good fleeced top in places as it can be a bit breezy, but hey! It's an Ark! I can't recommend this attraction enough. It broke up our journey nicely before continuing onto Calais.
Written August 23, 2015
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