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“Deteriorated amusement park”

Boudewijn Theme Park and Dolfinarium
Ranked #51 of 152 things to do in Bruges
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: It’s all about kids here, where theme park rides and dolphin shows reign supreme. Water rightly takes center stage here, whether you’re talking the Orca-themed water slide, pirate ship, or daily show within the indoor Dolfinarium.
Bruges, Belgium
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Deteriorated amusement park”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

I knew the Boudewijn theme park from when I was a little boy. Last year I went back several times with my children, but what I saw wasn't what I remembered. Everywhere you look, you see the signs of a place in decline. Walls and attractions which need paint, attractions which are closed or rusty. One attraction with hobbling horses on a track made a terrible creeping noise and when I put my boy on it, he asked immediately to come off because of the pain. In the park it looks like no big investment had been done for over ten years which reflects also on the unmotivated staff. One group of staff (students) was busy entertaining themselves with dirty jokes and moves instead of watching over there attractions.

My boys didn't have a bad time, at Boudewijn theme park but it definetely wasn't worth the money.

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Vlissingen, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Boudewijn Theme Park , Dolfinarium”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

This is a park which excist a very long time. I've been there when I was a little kid(I'm 49 years old now) and it still is a very lovely park to visit with the kids. Especcially the Dolfinarium is nice. The things they can let the dolfins do!!!

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Bredene, Belgium
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Excellent for children and adults”
Reviewed 22 December 2011

Very well kept and excellent dolphin show. Also very interesting birds of prey demonstrations.

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Belgium
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72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Needs a makeover !”
Reviewed 23 November 2011

From parents' point of view, this theme park cannot match any of the surrounding theme parks in Belgium. This park is outdated, not that clean, quite expensive for the value you get and staff's customer service could be better. On the other hand, ask the children and they will love it. Mixed feelings so to speak.

Visited August 2011
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Antwerp, Belgium
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376 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
“Fun time”
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Its a fun place to go with kids when you are in Brugge. It's easy to reach with public transport (nr 7). in the park you can watch animalshows ( birds, dolphins..) but there are also a lot of attractions for kids like a mini-farm, riding in old cars.. The best time to come is during the sping/summer because the most of the attractions are outside.

Visited July 2011
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