Rotterdam Zoo, Rotterdam

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#1 of 109 in Outdoors in South Holland Province
Featuring various habitats and rich ecosystems, Rotterdam Zoo houses more than 10,000 animals, representing 600 species from around the world. Spread across 12 hectares (30 acres) of densely cultivated land, the zoo features swamps with trees and suspended bridges, dark humid caves and steppes, and a massive aquarium. You'll see animals ranging from the tiniest mice or fish to gigantic 6 m (20 ft) octopi, wild cats, and elephants. Walk along a 22 m (72 ft) underwater tunnel surrounded by sharks and oceanic critters, tour large African savannahs, and come face-to-face with polar bears in a frozen cave. Put Rotterdam Zoo and other Rotterdam attractions into our Rotterdam day trip planning tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Good parking, close to centre of Rotterdam. Well served by public transport and car and bike. Close to Central station, about 15 min walk. Every time something new!
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  • The size and condition of their enclosures this the best zoo. There are so many elephants, giraffes, lions. A great place for a day visit and so easy to get to either on foot or by train from the city...  more »
  • A very welcoming zoo with much to see and do, would recommend! We went early in the morning and was done by about 2pm, we ate in the restaurant too which was very nice! There is also a little cafe wit...  more »
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  • Such a new zoo! It's a bit old but very well maintained. Lots of animals, a few playgrounds (including an indoor one) and a few places to buy food and snacks. There is also a large and impressive Aquarium. Entry prices are very reasonable for what you get. You can also rent a stroller to drive your kid around, just 2,50 euro. Highly recommend place, especially if you have kids
  • Very beautiful zoo in it's setup and the way the animals are placed. Big play area for the kids. A zoo you can easily spend a full day and still have not seen all.
  • Such a memorable experience! Honestly I didn't expect so big and well/interesting organised Zoo with so many different animals and attractions. We have spend whole day of great fun and nearly forgot to go out when realized that is already 6pm
  • We went on a rain day because we couldn't find anything else to do whilst waiting for out ferry.. and by God was it a good choice!, The park is so well kept and the animals were very easy to see yet still had the option to hide they choose too, you can get so close to the nature and the cafe in the middle is lovely and set up there is soft play for kids and shops everywhere he oceanarium is quiet a trek so not fab in the rain but like I say we didn't mind,. There is a land train that takes you if you want from zoo to oceanarium. Very good price for what you've got and very interactive lots of animals and there was work being done when we went
  • A zoo is always a mixture of feelings for me. Stunning animals captured versus the opportunity to see them. Blijdorp makes sure they teach you about the animal, it's natural environment and the supporting programs like natural habitat conservation or rehabilitate‚Äč animals to the wild. Although this zoo is 160 years old it is pretty modern

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Rotterdam offers comfortable lodgings for every budget, from neat little rooms in youth hostels to luxurious suites in boutique hotels. The city's centrally located establishments offer five-star service and easy access to outstanding museums, theaters, restaurants, and bars. The well-connected area near the central train station draws backpackers with its good-value hostels, many of which offer bicycles for rent. For another affordable option near Rotterdam's main attractions, check out the city's riverfront guesthouses, which provide private parking, laundry facilities, and secure luggage storage.
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