Safaripark Beekse Bergen: second Zoover Award in a row!

Hilvarenbeek, Monday 13 October 2014Safaripark Beekse Bergen was elected the ‘Best animal park’ of the Netherlands for the second year in a row. Zoover visitors awarded the safari park in Hilvarenbeek a 9.0/10 on average. 

Today, the prize awarded by the public was presented to park manager Sjors van den Boogaart of Safaripark Beekse Bergen and he was very pleased with the 2014 Zoover Award.

"A big compliment"

“Last year, were were already very pleased to be ranked first. Imagine just how wonderful it is to find out a year later that we are still at the top of the list. Taking into account that it is much easier to reach the top, than it is to stay there. We feel that the visitors gave our staff members at Safaripark Beekse Bergen a big compliment for this joint achievement.”

“The best thing about it is that the Zoover Award is a true award by the public. Moreover, we have improved our performance from 8.7/10 in 2013 to 9.0/10 in 2014. That's just great! We see this as a reward for our continued investments in our park. The new animals that arrived in 2014, crocodiles and rhinos, are a good example of our investments”, according to Van den Boogaart.

Zoover visitor: ‘A phenomenal animal park!’ 

Visitors of review site Zoover are very positive about Safaripark Beekse Bergen on the internet: “It is a lovely park, with lots of splendid scenery. You can easily spend a full day there,” according to Tinie on Zoover. And Jolanda adds the following remark: ‘A phenomenal animal park!’ After a visit to Safaripark Beekse Bergen, you feel just like coming home from a party.” 

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Top 5 zoo ranking 2014

1. Safaripark Beekse Bergen (Hilvarenbeek, province of Noord-Brabant) 9.0
2. Dierenrijk (Nuenen, province of Noord-Brabant) 8.5
2. GaiaZoo (Kerkrade, province of Limburg) 8.5
3. Apenheul (Apeldoorn, province of Gelderland) 8.5
4. Ouwehands Dierenpark (Rhenen, province of Utrecht) 8.4
5. Burgers Zoo (Arnhem, province of Gelderland) 8.4