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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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​ 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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