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Rotterdam Zoo, Rotterdam

(4.5/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
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. With our custom trip planner, Rotterdam attractions like Rotterdam Zoo can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Always nice to walk around and to stay in this zoo. Ideal for a day trip. In our case so regularly. The Flora is beautiful in the spring. Certainly the Chinese garden.
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  • Cozy with the family of my son. I have 3 kleinzoontjes and lovely to see how the children enjoy. Is widely renewed/refurbished in this zoo.
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  • We spent a day at the zoo in Rotterdam. The zoo is very comprehensive and well-organized. The animals are clearly visible. Bonus, we note the presence of the aquarium, a greenhouse at Butterfly and many playgrounds for children inside and outside. The zoo includes two entrances: one city tram stops and bus side, the other side parking. Small flat for lack of 'change baby'
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  • Loved it. Really something you can (even, have to) enjoy with the whole family. They were really not in time with the feeding times. Actually some didn't even go through, which was annoying because they said they would. One hour later, we eventually left and went to see the other animals.
  • Love their layout of the park, and great smiles on people's faces. They take good care of their animals. I love penguins and they have 'em
  • Very nice zoo. Set in an extensive park-like environment with a lot of indoor exhibits, so good for visits in nice and poor weather. The aquarium and the butterfly dome are world class. A full menu restaurant at each entrance and several smaller catering points with mostly fries and ice creams throughout the park. Several playground throughout the park, one with a huge slides tower that is fun even for older kids and one indoor playground.
  • Very nice zoo. Expensive but it worths the price. Nice place to spent a day with the children. Suggested in sunny working days.
  • Still my favourite Zoo in the Netherlands. Many different animals. Big open habitats that allow animals space to roam, gives them some privacy if needed and still allows visitors to get a good look at them The zoo is especially interesting for children that like to explore. There are plenty of official ways for them to explore, but there are also small hidden paths and other hidden treasure troves for the small adventurers amongst us.