ZooBlijdorp Rotterdam Zoo

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The Blijdorp Zoo is a fantastic activity for young and old. A day where you are immersed in animal and plant life from all around the world. A voyage of discovery full of unexpected encounters.
Diergaarde Blijdorp in Rotterdam is one of the most beautiful zoos in Europe. In 2018 it was even elected as the best zoo in the Benelux for the third time in a row. Discover it yourself with a journey to the different continents and come face to face with the wild animals.

 

Around the world in a day


From the African savanna to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia: you will travel to all of the continents in a day in Blijdorp. The animal pens in Blijdorp are modeled to resemble their natural environment very closely. Dive into the Oceanium and stroll among the sharks. At Tiger Creek, you will literally come face to face with these beautiful predators. Or go and explore a jungle full of fluttering butterflies in Amazonica. In short, there is plenty to do at Diergaarde Blijdorp!

 

Playgrounds


Children will have a wonderful time in our indoor playground Biotopia. Slide from the fin of a humpback whale or go on a fossil hunt in the sand box. When the weather is good, children can swing and climb like monkeys in the play tower of the Oewanja children’s jungle.

 

Diergaarde Blijdorp was established in 1857. In 1940, the zoo was relocated from the city center to its current location in the Blijdorp district. The new zoo was designed by the architect Sybold van Ravesteyn who tried to avoid fences and bars in his design as much as he could and created a zoo unlike any other in the world with spacious animal pens. Today, the old part of the zoo is a national monument.