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Address: Strandboulevard Oost 1, 3840 GC Harderwijk, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 341 467 467
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Description: An unforgettable day 
A visit to the Dolfinarium is an unforgettable day...
An unforgettable day 
A visit to the Dolfinarium is an unforgettable day out for the whole family. Because how often do you get the chance to meet dolphins, take a close look at sea lions and touch sharks?

Use all of your senses
You can easily spend an entire day at Europe's largest marine mammal park. Take a stroll from the Dolfijnendelta (Dolphin Delta) – where newborn dolphins swim – to the Zeehondenzand (Seal Sand) where common seals live together with grey seals. Listen to the rowdy sea lions and see with your own eyes how enormous walruses are. At the Roggenrif (Ray Reef) you get to meet some smaller inhabitants of the North Sea. Sea bass, rainbow trout and anemones, for example. You can observe them closely and learn all about these interesting creatures. You can even touch the sharks and the rays.

 Eye to eye
 Of course you get to take a close look at our marine mammals. There are eleven unique shows in which the dolphins, sea lions and walruses show you their best moves. Be amazed and moved by their extraordinary appearance! 

Animal welfare first
 The Dolfinarium has been around for nearly fifty years. Over the years we have done a lot of research and made a significant contribution to the protection of the animals in the wild. Animal welfare has always been and will always be our top priority in our research. We take care of our marine animals with a lot of love, passion and respect.
And it shows: the animals in Harderwijk grow (a lot) older than their congeners in the wild and every year many babies are born in our park. As the main sponsor of Stichting SOS Dolfijn we are proud that we are able to help increase the well-being of the animals.
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Overpriced marine mammal fun

Good poffertjes and fun atmosphere, though it's not the prettiest place in the world; it looks a wee bit run down. There's a nice restaurant downstairs where you can see marine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Good poffertjes and fun atmosphere, though it's not the prettiest place in the world; it looks a wee bit run down. There's a nice restaurant downstairs where you can see marine mammals swim all around you, and when I was there, a baby dolphin was recently born, which was cute. I like the shows they have here, and the gift... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We saw the main show of the dolphins twice and it was fun . others shows that we saw was also nice .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Went with our four children aged 6 to 14 and they all really enjoyed the day. There were three main shows - including the Dolfin and Walrus shows and lots of other demonstrations. The park also has several play areas. Its not the largest of venues and there is no english spoken during the shows and demonstrations and is quite... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The animal shows are the best attraction. The average show is 15 minutes, except the one inside with the Dolphins, which is half an hour and well done. In general the place is suffering from low maintenance. Entree is very expensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

When looking at the right places, a ticket should only set you back 24 euros. We entered the park at 10.00 AM end finished watching all the shows (except the kids ones) at around 15.00 PM. We never had a boring moment and the schedule of shows was very clear on a map we received when entering the park. A... More 

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Roermond, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It's a nice park with a lot of shows for most animals, but we went to every show and still found lots of time on our hands. We even went to the dolphin show twice. The shows were fun enough to watch and there was education and humour in every one of them. When we went for lunch there was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Extremely, extremely overpriced!! There is a restaurant down below with a nice 360 view of the walruses and dolphins swimming around, very nice idea, however the tanks for the dolphins where very dirty, filled with floating algae throughout the whole tank, and they have been open since February for the season and with the amount of visitors and euros per... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Hadn't been for 15 years and went last week and enjoyed every minute of it. What a lot of people don't realise is that this is a place for injured sea animals ( often by us humans) to get well again and because they have been looked after/ treated by humans they cannot be realised into the wild. The shows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A very lovely park. .. not too big but enough to see and discover. The park offers several shows both inside and outside, an underwater view of the dolphins, a chance to touch some fish. . We will definitely return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

great place. The shows where great it was raining while we were there but still enjoyed it. The baby dolphins are adorable. The seal show was funny.

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Address: Strandboulevard Oost 1, 3840 GC Harderwijk, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 341 467 467
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Gelderland Province  >  Harderwijk

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