My first trip to the Vivarium (In 2018) allowed me to meet people from Belgium and the Netherlands. Among the many aquarium enthusiasts I met Dennis. A Dutch professional full of passion.

Returns in Rosmalen for Vivarium in 2019, it seemed obvious to schedule a report dedicated to his huge work…

First meeting at the Vivarium 2018

Eddy Leyssen President of the Belgian club De Discusvrienden contacted me for the first time to join the jury of the discus show.

A first for me and a real pleasure to discover the discus enthusiasts in this part of Europe. I had moreover done a report about the discus competition in the Vivarium 2018.

A real pleasure and many discoveries…

3rd wild brown discus vivarium 2018 Discus friends show
Wild brown Discus (AQUA AMAZON) 3th on edition 2018

Among the winners of the competition was Dennis Van Den Heuvel the manager of the aquarium store AQUA AMAZON in the Netherlands.

He presented a pretty wild discus. After the contest, I quickly shared a photo of the discus on my networks. Then, Dennis told me he was the owner of this animal.

Our conversations made me understand that I had discovered a real passionate!

An aquarium store turning to the XL size

Store aquarium Aqua Amazon

Dennis Van Den Heuvel and Eva his companion manages the aquarium store AQUA AMAZON. This one is about thirty minutes from the place where stands the Vivarium.

Placed in an industrial area, you must thank the GPS to get you to your destination. Hard to imagine finding aquariums.

Once inside, I discovered a beautiful place, well laid out and especially optimized! Every centimeter is cleverly exploited.

Dennis told me about his expand store project. Sending me from time to time photos of his work.

AQUA AMAZON had become too small. And after three years, our Dutch friends decide to migrate to a more spacious place… MUCH more spacious!

AQUA AMAZON: Discus, corydoras, pleco & co

Ivanacara adoketa

Dennis and his companion are hard workers… This year, they have managed their aquarium store, built and designed their new store (Around 10 minutes from the first), organized the installation of their booth 70 square meters at the Vivarium… AND participate to the discus contest!

And this with a bright smile on their face… Personally I say BRAVO.

This year, Dennis didn't won a trophy with his discus. But no doubt you can count on him in the relatively near future.

Hypancistrus zebra

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About Author

Discus Breeder and Discus columnist, Yann Hoiret share on the website Fanatik-Discus his experience and passion for the King of aquariums. From 2014 He worked as a writer for the french magazine "AquaMag", the German magazines "Discus Live" and "Discus yearbook". He participated as an international judge in France Discus show 2014 and 2016 in Arvert, au Greek Discus Show 2014 in Athens, Discus Show in Paris Grigny 2015, 2017 and 2019, au FIDO concurso 2016, 2017 and 2018 Spain, au Nordic Discus Show 2018 Sweden, au France Discus Show 2018 Cognac, Discusvrienden the discus competition 2018, 2019, 2022 in the Netherlands.


  1. Duncan Souren on

    The only serious and good shop in the Netherlands with a lot of knowledge.

  2. Yann Hoiret on

    Trust the local guy! lol
    Thank you Duncan for this comment!
    I feel Dennis place is going to be a huge attraction… Did he plane a huge parking??? D

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