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Address: Koningin Astridplein 7 | Will close permanently on January 5th, 2017, Antwerp 2018, Belgium
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+32 3 205 07 50
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Aquatopia, opposite the Central Station of Antwerp, is much more than an...

Aquatopia, opposite the Central Station of Antwerp, is much more than an aquarium. This enchanting oceanarium is showcasing thousands of exotic fish and reptiles in their natural environment. Witness how sharks eat away their prey. Touch a snake. Climb along mangrove roots and be ravished by the colorful coral reefs. In other words, enjoy the adventure!Discover as well our indoor playground and ball pool. Ideal for a short family outing or as a relaxing break in between shopping.

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Tropical fishes in the middle of the city !

This aquarium and terrarium is one hell of a relaxing place in the hectic Queen Astrid Square. During your visit you can discover the 7 worlds of Aquatopia. Some fish have the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
Antwerp Province, Belgium
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Beautiful complex with sharks, tropical fish, reptiles and super good snacks,Super-friendly staff, and always cared to perfection.Really sorry that the doors will never open again.

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This aquarium and terrarium is one hell of a relaxing place in the hectic Queen Astrid Square. During your visit you can discover the 7 worlds of Aquatopia. Some fish have the most unbelievable colours and patterns. Aquatopia offers the perfect opportunity to take breathtaking pictures. The glass of the aquariums and the water create a difficult challenge to take... More 

Thank CFAlonso
Greater London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

It seemed a good idea to visit the Aquatopia as it was next door to our hotel but it was not really a good idea, especially as were are an older couple and the walkways are rather uneven in places and the whole place badly lit. The place was rather small and lacked variety. There was little in the way... More 

1 Thank 548regular
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The best part was the shark tunnel, surreal experience. However it lacks diversity in species and no signs in English. It could do with more signage and interaction.

Thank Carol B
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The kids seemed to really like it, but in general the variety was lacking, some exhibits were empty with no signage to say why and as mentioned in earlier reviews the tanks seem more like exhibits rather than habitats. The shark tank is pretty good, but as a family it cost 50 euros which for the content seemed expensive. We... More 

Thank highburyguy
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We went on a rainy day, with a seven year old. The aquariums were of mixed quality. Many of them appeared as storage tanks rather than portraying a biotop.

Thank Pernille D
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Beautiful Aquarium for kids and adults. It's economic, the only downside is you cannot go with your stroller, it must be left in the lobby of the Aquarium in the entrance. It's best for a toddler or bigger kids. Lots of people having to carry their babies because no stroller was allowed. It takes around 1 hour to 1 hour... More 

Thank MimiDiQT
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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157 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I read the reviews here and they are right, it's not a whole day activity but I was there for 2 hours and my kids loved it. So if you have small kids then it's agree at afternoon.

Thank fimiguma
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

It's very small one. Rather than Visiting this it's better to Visit aquarium available in the Zoo. It is good activity for a rainy day.

Thank Neel T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Was here with my wife and two year old son. Location is opposite the Central Station, parking is nearby or visit by train. The whole aquarium is located on three floors, there's an adventurous route to follow all the types of aquaria. Our son had a blast exploring the different rooms. Aquaria are very accessible for little kids. Escalators transport... More 

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