Antwerp Zoo, which opened in 1863 and continues to thrive, boasts an Olympic past. It hosted both the boxing and wrestling events at the Olympic Games Antwerp 1920. Competitions took place in the zoology hall.
It was a popular venue during the Games and remains a standout attraction in Antwerp, welcoming more than one million visitors per year. The zoo boasts one of the world’s most advanced scientific animal research centres.