Pasar Malam at Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem.
Pasar Malam in Arnhem.
Are you one of the lucky ones who has a vacation now, maybe even until the 1st week of January? And are you wandering what to do with all this extra time? Let me help you by making a suggestion.
Why not visit the Pasar Malam at Burgers’ Zoo? You can until January 3rd. Pasar Malam is an Indonesian fair where you can find loads of stalls with Indonesian product like scarfs and sambal. Make sure you try some of the delicious Indonesian food. I recommend baked banana and spekkoek. Yummy!
You can find this Pasar Malam inside the Zoo. Tickets after 3pm are only 10 euro and you will be able to visit the Zoo too, although some animals are kept inside. Burgers’ Zoo makes it up by letting you have a peek “behind the scenes”. For example, they allow visitors to see the “Ocean” from a staff point of view. The staff is also there to share information about what is needed to keep the fish happy (loads of salt!).
Make your way to the “Bush” area of the Zoo, this is where the Pasar Malam is located. A perfect spot since it’s inside, the temperature is tropical and you will feel like you are actually on holiday!
At the fair, you can also find the “Decosteen” stall. They offer something special. You can crack open a Mexican crystal ball (geodes) that you picket out yourself. Who knows what will be inside! Makes for a nice conversation piece in your home and a souvenir for a lovely day with family or friends.