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About Dolfinarium
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.
Harderwijk, The Netherlands
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All reviews dolphin show sea lions nice place main shows my daughter in advance small kids waiting times nice park educational shows winter visit swimming suit small beach rainy day bit pricey parking lot parking spot
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall good... but could improve for its international appeal.. by including some shows in English as well. Cons: - They closed many toilets quite early and we had to walk a lot to use one. - not much eating or drinking spaces were open during...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vtapadia
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

The shows are nice, make sure you catch them, they are scheduled a day or two before you visit, the don't have a set schedule, the rest of the park is mostly for kids up to the age of 8,9

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alon H
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Nice to visit and see all the animals, treated with love by knowledgeable people. Enough space for animals inside and outside as well. Good place for relax even for adults.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

We had to cancel our planned visit to Tuxel / terschelling and visited Dolfinarium as an alternative, but it was worth the visit. We spent 5 hours and still we felt that we could have entered a bit early. We enjoyed all the shows. All...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gururaman S
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We went there with lots of expectation of the dolphin show but the show was good. This place was expensive and crowded. The main complaint is that the explanations are only in Dutch.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ramya M
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This (old) Dolfinarium hosts 3 major shoes. Once you've seen them, there's nothing much more to do there. It's crowded in August so it's recommended to buy the Express Pass, which also guarantees a good spot on the main dolphin show.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank OhadZ
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

When we hace visited, it was too crowded. We had to stand in line to wait for the shows in order to make it in. The shows are nice though. The educational shows are only in dutch which is pitty. The main show is dissapointing....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marymary2019
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the dolfinarium. We saw all the shows available (dolphins and sea lions) and the kids really enjoyed. Notice that all explanations are in Dutch and not in English.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RoniL156
Reviewed August 7, 2018

It was fun going there with my 3.5 years old kids, there are 3 main shows where the main one is the dolphin show; it lasts for around 30 minutes; it is quite good, but I think it can be better . The other 2...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank amrtarek2009
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Waiting time by the gates and the shows are impossible. You stand in the sun for long,nowhere to hide. They charge at the gates much more than online. Not a lot to do.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jub around 4hours should be sufficiënt.
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