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For years now we’ve been nominated for various Day Out-awards and we’ve been lucky enough to win regularly. Every year since 2013, we’ve also received a special award for our efforts for sustainability: a golden Green Key certificate.
In 2016 we were voted the best day out in the Netherlands!
Examples of Apenheul’s awards and nominations:
- Top 10 ANWB Best Day Out in the Netherlands 2019
- Golden Green Key certificate (2013 t/m 2019)
- Diamond Theme Park Award 2019 – best animal demonstration
- Best Employer 2017-2018
- Top 10 ANWB Best Day Out in the Netherlands 2018
- 1 ANWB Best Day Out in the Netherlands 2016
- Top 3 ANWB Best Day Out in the Netherlands 2015
- Top 3 ANWB Best Day Out in the Netherlands 2014
- Top 3 ANWB Best Day Out in the Netherlands 2013
- Top 3 ANWB Best Day Out in Gelderland 2012
- Top 3 Zoo Awards 'Best Zoo' 2012
Best Day Out in the Netherlands
Every years, Dutch ANWB members vote for their favourite day out. Apenheul features in the top 10 almost every single year and in 2016 we were even chosen as number 1: The Best Day Out in the Netherlands! We are extremely proud of this title and are truly grateful to all visitors who voted for us.
Golden Green Key certificate
Every year since 2013, Apenheul has been proud to receive a golden Green Key certificate. Green Key is a quality label for sustainable companies in the leisure branch. An external inspector has evaluated all our sustainable activities and in 2019 that resulted in another golden certificate: the highest level within Green Key. This means we meet the strict requirements in the area of sustainability, environment and corporate social responsibility.
The average mark in 2018 was a fantastic 8.4.
Visitors about Apenheul
Every year we ask visitors to take part in an annual customer survey. The opinion of our visitors is important to us and we also like to hear what we could do even better. The average mark in 2018 was a fantastic 8.4. The survey also resulted in a Net Promotor Score of +55%. This score is connected to the likelihood of our visitors recommending Apenheul to others. +55% is a relatively high score.
Diamond Theme Park Awards
The Diamond Theme Park Awards are the Oscars of the Benelux when it comes to the best amusement parks and attractions in Europe. From the countless animal parks in the Netherlands, we distinguished ourselves with our gorilla presentation at the Bongo Bonde. In April 2019, our gorilla presentation was chosen as the best Animal Demonstration Show in the Netherlands and Belgium!
Best employer 2017-2018
In 2018, our regular and seasonal employees took part in an employee survey by research institute Effectory. In this survey, Apenheul was judged in the areas of being a good employer, organisational pride, organisational direction, appreciation, employee pride and the utilisation of talent. Organisations can receive 1, 2 or 3 stars for the total score. Apenheul gained the highest score: 3 stars, which means we scored 0.5 (of more) points higher than on average in our branch. This resulted in the quality mark Best Employer.