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Address: Strandboulevard Oost 1, 3840 GC Harderwijk, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 341 467 467
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

An unforgettable day

A visit to the Dolfinarium is an unforgettable day out...

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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The awesome Dolphin show

Overall the park is beautiful and has got many sea animals. What we loved about the park was the dolphin show at the end. It was in closed auditorium with a nice movie about the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
siddhant k
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall the park is beautiful and has got many sea animals. What we loved about the park was the dolphin show at the end. It was in closed auditorium with a nice movie about the Netherlands and it's culture. Dolphins were beautiful and they performed with intelligence like they understand signals and dance like they were having fun. They were... More 

Thank siddhant k
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dolfinarium is a really nice place to visit that offers lots of educational feedings with lectures and showing medical training. Great place to learn more about marine mammals and their conservation. Most people see just a touristic attraction but this place is also a station for rehabilitation of marine mammals and place for researchers. Compared to many other sea parks... More 

Thank Rachel F
The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful park with many dolphin and many other animals.After the park you can go shopping in the nice place Harderwijk.

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Spent the day here with my wife and young kids, the dolphin show was the highlight as you would expect. The park overall is well presented with several play grounds and nice food on hand. My youngest girl who is 4 didnt find the shows entertaining enough at her age, I would suggest it is better for kids 6 and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We were sold on the idea this was the biggest dolphinarium in Europe. EUR28 per adult to get in. Lady at the gates was very helpful giving us all the info we needed with maps etc in English. Once inside it didn't take long to walk around the whole place. Although the animals looked to be well looked after, the... More 

Thank Ian B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

amazing day out for anyone you get to see lots of seals,sea lions,walruss and dolphins there are lots of shows going on inside the park we had our photo taken with the dolphins after the dolphin show and that was fantastic as you got to touch and stroke the dolphin

Thank Sue C
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Emotional to see the performances and relation that co exists between the animals and their care takers Loved it. Kids adored the show

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Dolfinarium today with my wife and kids (3 and 1 year old). I must say im disappointed about the park. The shows are ok but didn't had the wow factor. Parking is badly organised, their are more food, candy and souvenirs stands then there are animal attractions. They are pushing you to buy souvenirs on... More 

Thank Ikbenhetook
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Booked tickets online in advance and downloaded to phone, much cheaper this way. Easy access to park, very busy by 10:45 having opened at 10am. Not a huge park,but we watched the dolphin, porpoise, sealion shows. No English translation but we still enjoyed it all. The dolphin show is very well organised, with coloured tokens being handed out on arrival,... More 

Thank Mistymooboo
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I visited Dolfinarium this August. It is an interesting place with lots of sea life shows. Unfortunately it was rainy on the day I visited. So having to get an umbrella when watching the outdoor shows. The main dolphins show was indoors, luckily. What impressed me most was that the show was actually telling stories between human beings and dolphins.... More 

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