Tours AAP, ALmere (the Netherlands)
AAP is an European rescue center and sanctuary for primates and other exotic mammals. The animals that live with us have often been living under unnatural, pitiful circumstances for years before we took them in. At AAP they receive the professional care need they deserve, as well as company of conspecifics. This way, they can (again) become the animals that they were born to be.
Visit our islands
Watching monkeys is always fun and instructive. And very recognizable. On the islands, baboons, Barbary macaques and other primate species have left their tragic past behind them and are living like real monkeys again: frolicking and playing with other monkeys in an environment with lots of interesting challenges.
The monkeys are usually outside, daily from 9.30 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. Under certain extreme weather conditions , the monkeys cannot go outside. Or on a rainy day the animals will choose stay inside more often. We ask for your understanding.
The islands in Google Streetview
Even though the chimpanzee complex, quarantine and our primate resocialisation building are not open for visitors, there is a way to see our animals. Next to the complex there is a footpath with a telescope, so you can watch the animals more closely (if they are outside). See the map for the (unmarked) route which brings you to both the Islands and the footpath next to the chimpanzee complex.
The chimpanzee complex in Google Streetview
Visiting address and directions
The office of AAP Foundation is situated just outside Almere, Kemphaanpad 1. The islands are situated on the same grounds. Check 9292.nl for public transport options (choose 'de kemphaan' bus stop as your destination).
When visiting the islands and 'Rondje AAP', you can park your car on the parking area of the Kemphaan at the Kemphaanlaan, straight through after turning left at the traffic lights.