Rotterdam Zoo
Rotterdam Zoo
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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OceanShark
Haarlem, The Netherlands6,311 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Nice Zoo! Worth a visit. Great variety of animals (no... not the visitors!). Book online in advance in the Covid-19 restriction period. Buy a parking ticket at the entrance and save waiting time when leaving.

Playground for the kids. Fastfood restaurants and a souvenirshop available.

Check out my Tiny cool videos as well.
And have fun at this Dutch Zoo.
Written July 7, 2020
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HienAnj
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
"If you have been to zoos in different countries like Japan, then this is not really outstanding. But if you have not visited many, then this is a perfect place to see the wide animal kingdom."

1. LOCATION📍
※ The zoo takes about 47-50 minutes from Rotterdam central.
※ The shortest route is to travel by bus, which would take you there without needing to transfer.

2. PRICE
※ For adult, the ticket is around 24€. You are also provided with a map around the zoo. Although the map is all in Dutch, you can still nevigate easily as there were detailed and creative visuals.
※ If you stay for more than 3 months in Rotterdam, then it can be useful to purchase Rotterdampas, which reduces the price to 5€.

3. ACTIVITIES:🐧🐧🐧
※ The Zoo is divided into different areas such as Africa, Tropical,... and there is even an Aquarium, Butterfly farm with decorations according to the regions. It makes me feel like an adventurer.
※ There aren't much activities to interact with the animal. The only thing you can do is wander and observe the animal from close distance.

4. SERVICE
※ The service is insignificant as the employees only did the job they are assigned to, making less interaction with the guests.
※ Inside the zoo, there was little to no employees standing which can be troublesome when you need to ask for direction.
※ Since the zoo is really big, they offer the ride service to different areas. However, the location and schedule of the car was unclear, there seems to be only one stop at the entrance.

NOTE:
※ If you are an international travelers and really want to learn about the animals rather than just seeing them then you should consider going because EVERYTHING IS IN DUTCH, from the description of animals to the instructions in the map.
※ I went solo and as an international traveler, it took me about 4 hours to visit all the zoo and the animal. However, if you travel with friends and family, it would take about half a day or more.

Heb een fijne dag!🏞
Written January 23, 2020
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25gillian
Leeds, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Couples
well this has to be one of the best zoos we have visited within traveling not too far it has two entrances the main one is easy to get to u catch a bus in rotterdam center no33 it stops just outside the zoo u only need to cross the road and walk a short distance entrance 21 euros but well worth it the extra special points were tigers polar bears and gorilla enclosure please note wear comfey shoes as it is a large zoo there is a small train that goes from one ond to the other 1 euro each
Written March 29, 2013
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Drishyaa sharma
New Delhi, India14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
From butterflies to alpacas you can each and every animal here ... moreover you will also see polar bears , although it is a little too hot for them to survive but still they are kept there ... It was the best zoo ever visited
Written February 6, 2020
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TracyandRenee
Minneapolis, MN46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
I took the bus from my hotel and it was super easy. The zoo was layed out well and featured animals from different places in the world and ecosystems. The animals seemed well cared for and although some can walk right past the red pandas and not notice... I went just for them, I found them and it was worth it.
Written May 26, 2015
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Tooraweena
Perth, Australia121 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We took a day off our Amsterdam trip to travel to Rotterdam in particular to see the zoo. And what a waste!!

Almost half the enclosures were empty. While I understand the weather causes issues for some animals that come from warmer climates, the signs should be in English to explain this.

Animal enclosures were small, they smelt and numerous animals looked in distress pacing up & down. And many people commented on this.

The facilities were sub-par, bathrooms etc.

Don't bother wasting your time!
Written January 2, 2015
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Andy P
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands409 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Couples
Blijdorp, as Rotterdam Zoo is beter known, is a great place for a day out. Whether you ar one or one hundred years old. All sorts of animals can be seen, as wel af many sorts of fish. I go there regularly, and each time there seems to be something new. Slowly but surly a modernisation program is being implmented.
The site is huge, so be prepared to do some walking, although there is a sort of train that will bring you from one end to the other. I think almost everyware is whealchair accessable, althouth there are a few steps in some of the older places.
There are serveral eating places, with varied menus.
There are all sorts of special things for the kids. Not just the animals.
Try and avoid the peak times if you come by car. The large car park can get full on sunny days in the holiday periods.
There are information boards bij all the residents. The older ones are only in Dutch, but the newer ones also have an English text.
Written January 10, 2013
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Annemarie123_11
Chesterfield, VA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2011
This zoo is worth a day trip; close to Rotterdam it is easy to get to. Bring some good walking shoes, you will be walking all through the park. Though there is a train going, the zoo is worth seeing by foot. The zoo is easy wheel chair accessible as well.

There are many different animal attractions, a play ground and restaurants for a small meal or snack. Especially the one near the pond is very relaxing for a good cup of Dutch coffee.

My mom, husband and I, loved the zoo but especially my 6 year old daughter.

Only one zoo in Holland may be worth a visit more than the one in Rotterdam and that is
Dierenpark Emmen (in the Northern part of the Netherlands).

Overall, a fun day for the whole family, young or old!!
Written July 8, 2011
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Neil T
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom303 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Certainly navigating around the 'continents' Asia, Oceania etc was very easy & most enjoyable, I would recommend a visit here, the best zoo? Antwerp in my opinion..
Written July 20, 2019
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Wenndy_88
Rotterdam, The Netherlands114 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
The zoo is very big! There are a lot of different animals you can see here. There are multiple places in the park where you can buy something to eat or drink also.

The birds show is really nice! It’s a 20 minute show where they give some information about a few different birds and you can see them nicely. The information was given in Dutch though.

Unfortunately when we were there, quite a few animals were not visible.. the cages seemed completely empty.. but I’m not sure if the animals were actually there in another cage or if they were just not there at all ..

A good thing is that the park is nicely reachable from Rotterdam Central Station. You’ll have to take bus 44, which will reach you within 5 minutes!

Do ask for a free park map upon entering the park.. it will come handy, as the park is big enough to spend the whole day!!
Written July 15, 2019
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