About us



Opening hours

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday closed






Our shop: Mechelsestraat 17, Leuven (Belgium)

Our atelier: Mechelsestraat 73, Leuven (Belgium)



Who we are

Welcome to the fascinating world of Animaux Speciaux, where taxidermy comes to life. Jeroen is passionate about mounting animals and insects. In 2014, he decided to share his unique creations with the world and opened his own shop in the heart of Leuven. During the startup of his business, you could follow Jeroen in the program 'Twintigers' on Canvas.

In July 2018, the shop moved to the first part of Mechelsestraat in Leuven. This gave us the opportunity to transform the original location into a full-fledged workshop. Today, our shop has grown into a true "cabinet of curiosities" that sparks the imagination. Here, you will find not only mounted animals and insects, but also mysterious books, unique plants, and beautiful decorations.

Every day, Jeroen and his team strive to amaze and inspire passersby. In our enchanting shop, you will meet not only Jeroen but also Patrice, Lucas, or Ihsane. They are ready to help you find the perfect gift for family, friends, or yourself.

Visit us and let yourself be carried away into a world full of wonders and curiosities!



Jeroen worked, among others, with Fiftyfifty at the WY restaurant of Bart De Poorter, a starred chef. In 2016 he wrote a book with Thijs Demeulemeester ‘Wonders are Collectible’ (Lannoo), which according to De Morgen was the most beautiful illustrated book of the year. The second edition was released in December 2016. The English version is also successful in the United Kingdom, the book was selected by The Royal Academy of Arts in London.

In 2017 Jeroen decorated two cabinets for the exhibition ‘The Beauty of the Beast’ at Château d'Ursel. There were, among others, works by Jan Fabre, Wim Delvoye, Stephan Vanfleteren and Koen Vanmechelen.

Jeroen often works with his mother Frieda Florizoone, who is herself an artist. In this way they inspire and enrich each other. The result, some surprising works of art, is exhibited in the new shop.

"We make treasures for those who long for beauty, wonder and spectacle.”

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