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Dolfinarium

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Strandboulevard Oost 1, 3841 AB Harderwijk, The Netherlands
+31 341 467 467
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I love dolphin shows

We visited the Dolfinarium to see dolphin shows. The shows were very nice. Pity that you have to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Leon V
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Bergen Op Zoom, The Netherlands
Old Place, Only 3 shows, VERY VERY POOR value for money!!!

This was the least enjoyable attraction in our trip and i wish we would have had a review like mine... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zoharha
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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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  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“dolphin show” (39 reviews)
“sea lions” (12 reviews)
“nice place” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Strandboulevard Oost 1, 3841 AB Harderwijk, The Netherlands
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+31 341 467 467
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Dolfinarium to see dolphin shows. The shows were very nice. Pity that you have to pay 8euros for a parking spot and have to walk 20 minutes to the entrance while 300m away from the parking lot you have free parking.

Thank Leon V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the least enjoyable attraction in our trip and i wish we would have had a review like mine in order to skip it The place it VERY VERY old, look neglected and there are only few attractions The Dolphin show is nice but...More

Thank Zoharha
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to head to the Parc and booked our tickets online the morning we were going. Good discount for eticket. We parked in P2 car park. Easy to get to and a short walk to the parc. Parking was €8.50 for the day. Entry...More

Thank Kim M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place with lots of playgrounds for kids, large paid parking area and shows. Shows include sea-lions, dolphins and walruses with a fixed schedule. Unfortunately the water slides were under maintenance. The area is also very nice; nearby beach and walking dock with a...More

Thank Mohamed N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to do and see with young children. Lovely shows with dolphins and other sea creatures. Definately would go again.

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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Went to the dolfinarium with the kids, parking was a bit of a mess, lots of work going on, we had to pay 8.50 euro and still walk probably 1km to get to the entrance! Kids loved the animals, saw some shows with the walrus...More

1  Thank globetrotter4989
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

The Dolphinarium lacked a strong foundation in ecology and biodiversity. In an era of Sustainable Development Goals you would have thought that it would have emphasized these points. There was a lack docents and local species available. There were more food kiosks, souvenir stands and...More

1  Thank cynthiagraug
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Shows only in Dutch, which proves problematic for anyone who doesn't speak it. It's expensive and disappointing for what you get. Actually I can't believe this 'attraction' exists in the Netherlands given all of the ethical issues surrounding the keeping of these intelligent creatures in...More

1  Thank haikuseasmoke
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

The Dolfinarium is a nice 1-day destination for families. The shows are small and quite suitable for small kids. Food offer could be improved, though. Outside there are some works ongoing that affected the closest parking but it is still easy to park and access...More

Thank marc0freire
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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

We visit the place in August 2017 with 10 and 16 years. The feeding shows are nice, no more. The problem is that no explanation was in English! This is really disappointing and affect the experience. The main show is nice. Bottom line, to expensive...More

Thank Oren S
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