Rotterdam Zoo, Rotterdam

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#1 of 54 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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  • August 17, 2017
    We have for many years been a subscription for Blijdorp, Rotterdam, because it is nice every time. First, see the Zoo there is excellent and there are several beautiful shelters for the animals
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  • August 16, 2017
    For the elderly, very busy many children, long lines for when you want to eat something. Many animals you couldn't see well. Or building was in renovation, as the elephants. We found there is not much to, very expensive and expensive parking, it's not worth it. For people with children.
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  • August 16, 2017
    So to see is the latest review by July 2014! Well, it was great to walk around here, despite the bad weather that day Tuesday 15/8/17. The sharks, rays, Bokito!, a tiger who was eating. WOW, too many to name. Just a lunch taken in The Terrace room. Restaurant looks good. Good card. The cuisine and presentation look tasty. Friendly service. I understand that there is a metamorphosis has taken place of the restaurant. This was my first time here and do so the old one didn't. But, .... it seems to me very strongly that I would come here any more. So see you soon! (Oh, Yes, you may be able to the restaurant's menu on your website, small effort!)
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  • July 3, 2017
    Best Zoo in the country! + Its continually being improved. + Lots of facilities scattered throughout the park. + Great idea of organising the animals into continents. + Oceanium is absolutely dope! + You can watch animals being fed, which is really fun to see.
  • June 15, 2017
    It seems the animals are happy. The caretakers seem highly motivated and knowledgeable. A great day out!
  • July 6, 2017
    Very good zoo. Well structured, great species representation. A lot of activities for children and adults. An announcement system for those would be a perfect improvement though. Oceanarium might be a bit expanded. Lab in oceanarium is great.
  • May 17, 2017
    A very nice Zoo. Good structure, a good number of animals and friendly staff. During my visit many structures were undergoing renovation but everything was fine. The only downside is that there none (or almost none) information in English, what makes the visit for the foreigners harder.
  • May 27, 2017
    Nice zoo. Animals not places far away from where you can view them. Also nice background information on background which is also readable by children.

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