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Public Aquarium of Brussels

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Address: Avenue Emile Bossaert 27, Brussels 1081, Belgium
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10:00 - 17:00
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A small aquarium with mostly fish

The aquarium was small and mostly had fish. It's hard to write this review as I've been to some of the biggest and best aquariums in the world and this is a small aquarium. We... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2016
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141 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

The aquarium was small and mostly had fish. It's hard to write this review as I've been to some of the biggest and best aquariums in the world and this is a small aquarium. We enjoyed pottering round it for about half an hour, but didn't find it somewhere we would go back to. It was near a stop on... More 

Thank tanky
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123 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Our 10 year old daughter asked for her birthday to be celebrated here. It was both informative and educational as well as entertaining. All the kids had a great time and Kelly was superb as a tri-lingual guide and organizer. I had not come across it before and I would not rank it as a top attraction for people visiting... More 

1 Thank LondonTelegramSam
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

It's very small and the so are all the exhibits. It wasn't terrible but certainly not impressive at all. Something to do with kids to get out of the rain.

1 Thank Mama B
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

This aquarium was more like a pet shop. While the aquarium gave lots of information about each type of fish,it did not have anything too interesting in it. I don't mean to be mean but I have to be honest and say it's not worth going out of your way to get to it,as it is a good bit from... More 

1 Thank C H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Currently living in Dubai, it's unfair to judge other aquariums in the world. This one is off the beaten path a bit, expect some walking and use of Google maps. But the kids enjoyed it and the staff were definitely "pro-kid" in their setup and pricing. We had the Zurich Card so it was free...if you have 20 minutes and... More 

Thank Michael B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

For this non-retail fish store to get 3.5 stars is really an overvalue. 50 tanks? Yes, but so does my local pet store, and if I a hint show interest, my local pet store will also tell me all about the fish, where they came from and what habitats they live in. They are no bigger than 50- 75 gallon... More 

Thank 6193Brandy
North Wales
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94 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Long way from the centre but near a park and the Basilica. It's website is rubbish but suggested it would be open as did Trip Advisor and Safari so we trekked over. It was shut for Ascension which is a bank holiday. Why would anyone want to visit an attraction on a bank holiday? Umm ........

Thank NorthWalesKath
Lund, Sweden
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247 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015

OK as a outing for children or aqarium collectors. A well-kept and modest collection of tanks. No extra educational activities or hands-on. The friendly staff that said they were concentrating on acquiring a building next door and had not invested in publicity or expanding their currect activity. We are interested in aquaria and it took some effort to locate this... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

A little gem, peaceful and inspiring. The kids loved it. This place is not fancy neither modern. It's about fish, mostly river fish from all over the world including several spices in danger of extinction. Great pedagogical value indeed. Go to see it with a sense of curiosity and be open minded... You'll certainly learn something.

1 Thank Tripadmiring
Hanoi, Vietnam
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015

The space is quite small and simple, but its value is worth 8 euros. The officials are friendly too. It is recommended for who loves nature and biology.

2 Thank Thanh Van P

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