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Full-Size Replica of Noah's Ark on Display in Netherlands

Organizers say spending a day at the Ark is fun day out for everyone.

Noah's Ark replica
Courtesy: Shanghai Daily

(DORDRECHT, Netherlands) - After four years of building and six months of opening temporary, Noah’s Ark received the final permit on December the 10th 2012. Alderman Piet Sleeking delivered the permit himself to initiator and builder of the Ark, Johan Huibers.

On July 9th, 2012, the Municipality of Dordrecht gave Noah’s Ark a consent for tolerated opening. This authorization was for 500 visitors per day. Starting Monday, December 10th 2012, Johan Huibers may welcome 3000 visitors per day on his ark. Visitors can experience the history of Noah on approximately 20.000m2.

Through presentations, scientific background information, several films, paintings and much more, people can learn the the history of Noah. From the restaurant you can see the view over the river Merwede and the city of Dordrecht.

Organizers say spending a day at the Ark is fun day out for everyone.

A day at the Ark

"We have something to offer all ages, and something for all interests. While on board enjoy art and culture, from centuries old Bible stories and life-sized polyester animals to real, live animals or a delicious lunch. Perhaps you’re interested in more scholarly information or you’re simply into watching a few interesting films? No matter which way you cut it, the Ark is for everyone from all walks of life. We want to make sure every visitor has an unforgettable visit and for them to enjoy their time at Noah’s Ark. ‘Don’t miss the boat!’

Real Animals

What most people probably don’t expect is that this replica Noah’s Ark not only has life-sized artificial animals on board, but it has room to house live animals too. They’re even on board right now! As soon as we open, people will be able to see parakeets, parrots, Japanese birds, pheasants, peacocks and rabbits. Your children will also love our newborn baby birds! Come face to face too, with a life-sized elephant, giraffe, tiger or bison. (However, these guys are fake!)

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Vic December 14, 2012 7:44 am (Pacific time)

It has been estimated that nine of those would have been required to carry just the insect pairs and another thirty to carry the food they would consume. A ridiculous myth that is physically impossible. This replica proves it. How did the meat eaters survive? What did the tigers eat? Was there refridgeration on this ark? And how many tons of hay and grain did the omnivores eat ? What kept it from molding? Ridiculous.

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