Dierenpark de Oliemeulen

Dierenpark De Oliemeulen (Zoo The Oliemeulen) is a small zoo in Tilburg, Netherlands that describes itself as "the strangest zoo in the Netherlands".[3]

Dierenpark De Oliemeulen
The Oliemeulen zoo
Date opened1987[1]
LocationTilburg, Netherlands
Coordinates51.5708549°N 5.062058°E / 51.5708549; 5.062058
Annual visitors45,0000 (2003)[2]

The zoo opened in an old farmhouse in 1987. It was initially just a reptile house, but was expanded in 1992 to include mammals such as monkeys and raccoons, and birds including parrots and birds of prey.[1]


  1. "History". oliemeulen.nl. Dierenpark & Reptielenhuis de Oliemeulen. Archived from the original on 28 August 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2010.
  2. "The Oliemeulen Business". scientificcommons.org. Scientific Commons. 2003. Retrieved 20 August 2010.
  3. "Dierenpark de Oliemeulen". oliemeulen.nl. Dierenpark & Reptielenhuis de Oliemeulen. Retrieved 20 August 2010.
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