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Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp): Skip The Line

Naturalistic animal habitats make this one of Europe's most beautiful zoos!

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Provider: Diergaarde Blijdorp
Registered address: Blijdorplaan 8, 3000 AM, Rotterdam, NL
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Entrance to Rotterdam Zoo
  • Book your Rotterdam Zoo tickets and explore one of the world's oldest zoos
  • Visit the Oceanium, where you'll meet many marine and coastal animals, such as sharks, turtles, sea otters, puffins, and penguins
  • Rotterdam Zoo is dedicated to conservation, so your visit here supports wild populations of elephants, red pandas, Indian rhinos, and polar bears

One of Europe's most beautiful zoos, Diergaarde Blijdorp Rotterdam Zoo is a naturalistic oasis where you can see creatures from around the world. Red pandas, tigers, elephants, sea lions, silverback gorillas, and more call this place home. This conservation-minded zoo will have you feeling like you've undertaken an expedition – and you won't even need to leave Rotterdam!

From the butterfly-filled Amazonica to the polar bears of the Ice Cave, you'll be amazed by the animal encounters on offer here. You can even get 'underwater' in the fully covered Oceanium, where you'll watch sharks flit around splashing turtles.

The playful gorilla family calls the African Gorilla Island home, and the Savanna gets you eye-to-eye with giraffes. And there's so much more to explore! This sprawling zoo is full of wildlife secrets and natural surprises, so grab Rotterdam Zoo tickets for the whole family and make a day of it!

And it's not just for show: Rotterdam Zoo also supports a number of conservation projects and is one of the top ten zoos in the field of breeding programs for endangered species.

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Getting There

  • By bus: Line 44, get off at Diergaarde Blijdorp stop and take the entrance on Van Aerssenlaan 49
  • By foot/bike: From Central Station, it's a good 10-minute walk. Take the entrance on Van Aerssenlaan 49
  • By car: Park at P1, the zoo's parking area (€8.50 for a day), and take the entrance on Blijdorplaan 8
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00
Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Rotterdam Zoo
8,Blijdorplaan, 3041 JG, Rotterdam
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  • Cancellation is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

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Shawn,  United States United States
25 Jun 2024
Excellent
Great day trip while spouce worked on the SS Rotterdam. Very peaceful experience in your country, thank you
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Nikolina ,  Netherlands Netherlands
04 Jun 2024
Excellent
I love this place 💟! This is my second visit and I will come again.
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Anonymous
24 Jun 2024
Excellent
Surprisingly large, conveniently located within walking distance from Central Station. Had a really nice time!
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