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Tickets for Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)

Experience a world of wildlife wonders at Diergaarde Blijdorp, more commonly known as Rotterdam Zoo. Purchase your convenient online tickets today and immerse yourself in this unique adventure!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Why Visit Rotterdam Zoo?

Rotterdam Zoo offers a truly unique experience. 🐾 Not only will you come face-to-face with a remarkable variety of animals πŸ…πŸ§πŸ¦, but you’ll also have the chance to discover the stunning botanical gardens that are home to thousands of plant species. 🌳🌺🌡

At Rotterdam Zoo, every visit is different. The zoo’s thematic design allows you to journey around the world – from the African Savannah to the Amazon Rainforest 🌍✈️ – all in one day! Plus, with our easy-to-use online tickets, starting your adventure has never been simpler. 🎟️

More than just a zoo, Diergaarde Blijdorp contributes to wildlife conservation efforts worldwide. 🌏 By purchasing your online tickets, you’re supporting this vital work, helping to protect vulnerable species from extinction. So why wait? Start your adventure at Rotterdam Zoo today! πŸŽ‰

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Animal Highlights in Rotterdam Zoo

  • Asian Elephants 🐘: Meet the magnificent Asian elephants in their spacious outdoor exhibit, and learn about the ongoing conservation efforts to protect this endangered species.
  • African Lions 🦁: Visit the king of the jungle in the African section of the zoo. Witness the majesty and power of these beautiful creatures up close.
  • Gorillas 🦍: Rotterdam Zoo is home to a family of gorillas. Watch them interact in their naturalistic habitat and learn about their social structures.
  • Polar Bears πŸ»β€β„οΈ: Discover the Arctic region and its star inhabitants – our Polar bears! See how these majestic animals adapt to the cold environment.
  • Red Pandas 🦝: Don’t miss the opportunity to see the adorable Red Pandas. These charismatic creatures are sure to steal your heart.
  • Amazon Rainforest Birds 🦜: Step into our Amazon Rainforest exhibit to witness a profusion of colourful and exotic birds. The sight and sounds are truly unforgettable.
  • Sharks in Oceanium 🦈: Dive into the underwater world in our Oceanium. Come face-to-face with sharks, and learn about the importance of marine conservation.
  • Butterfly Paradise πŸ¦‹: Wander through the Butterfly Paradise and watch these delicate creatures flutter around you. It’s a magical experience that you won’t want to miss.


Remember, these are just a few of the many species you can discover at Rotterdam Zoo. Don’t wait, book your online tickets now and start your incredible wildlife adventure!

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  • Experience the enchanting butterfly paradise of Amazonica, home to thousands of colorful South American butterflies.
  • Encounter sharks, turtles, and the recreated Great Barrier Reef in the fully covered Oceanium.
  • Get up close with graceful giraffes on the African Savanna.
  • Explore Asia’s Taman Indah, where you can meet elephants and rhinos in a lush, mostly covered environment.
  • Enjoy a magical journey through the Oceanium, meeting a variety of marine and coastal inhabitants.
  • Discover rare species like the forest giraffe, explore Asian marshes, and admire polar bears from the Ice Cave.

Plan your Visit

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Rotterdam Zoo values your time and offers flexible hours for your convenience. Please note the following schedule:

  • Winter Season (30th October to 24th March): Open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Summer Season (25th March to 29th October): Open daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Please ensure to check the official Rotterdam Zoo website for any changes in the schedule or extraordinary closings. Plan your visit accordingly and enjoy the limitless wonders that Diergaarde Blijdorp has to offer.


By Metro

Easily accessible by metro, Diergaarde Blijdorp is just a short walk away from the Rotterdam Centraal station. Simply take the RET Metro Line E towards Den Haag Centraal, get off at the Blijdorp station, and follow the signs. The zoo entrance is a mere 3-minute walk from the station.

By Tram

If you prefer the scenic route, tram line 4 is an excellent option. Depart from Rotterdam Centraal, and alight at the Van Aerssenlaan stop. From there, Rotterdam Zoo is just a 10-minute stroll through the beautiful Blijdorp neighbourhood.

By Bus

The bus offers another convenient method of reaching the zoo. Bus line 33 directly connects Rotterdam Centraal to Diergaarde Blijdorp. Alight at the Blijdorpplein stop, just a stone's throw away from the zoo entrance.

By Car

For those who prefer to drive, Rotterdam Zoo has ample parking facilities available. Enter the address 'Blijdorplaan 8, 3041 JG Rotterdam' into your navigation system. The zoo offers paid parking at the main entrance, with special parking spots for disabled visitors close to the entrance.

By Taxi

If you're planning to take a taxi, just mention 'Rotterdam Zoo' or 'Diergaarde Blijdorp' to the driver, and they'll know exactly where to go. A taxi stand is also conveniently located near Rotterdam Centraal for easy access.

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Key Attractions at Rotterdam Zoo

  • The Oceanium: A journey through the Oceanium immerses you in the fascinating world of the North Pole, Antarctica, and the depths of the ocean. Here you'll encounter King Penguins, Sea Otters, and a variety of exotic fish, making it one of the most popular attractions at the zoo.
  • Amazonica: Step into the tropical environment of Amazonica, where you can experience a slice of the Amazon Rainforest. It's teeming with butterflies, dwarf monkeys, tropical fish, and even anacondas. The extraordinary diversity of species makes Amazonica a unique spectacle of nature.
  • Arctica: Rotterdam Zoo offers an unprecedented view of the Arctic. In Arctica, you can observe Polar Bears dive underwater, watch the playful antics of the Seals, or marvel at the agile Arctic Foxes. It's a truly polar experience, right in the heart of Rotterdam.
  • African Savanna: Experience the majesty of the African wilderness as you gaze upon the Giraffes, Zebras, and other inhabitants of the Savannah. Watch the African Lions roar, observe the playful Meerkats, and spot the elusive Cheetahs in this expanse that mirrors the African plains.
  • Asian Jungle: Walk amidst the lush foliage of the Asian Jungle, where you can get up close with Red Pandas, Komodo Dragons, and Asian Elephants. The vibrant Orangutans and agile Gibbons are sure to capture your attention in this section dedicated to the rich fauna of Asia.
  • Taman Indah: This indoor Asian jungle offers a home to the endangered Malayan Tapir, the rare Banteng, and the mesmerising Hornbills. Its name translates to "Beautiful Garden," and it truly is a paradise for nature lovers.
  • Gorilla Island: Watch Bokito, the famous Silverback Gorilla and his family, in their spacious enclosure. The gorilla's island is surrounded by a moat, and the Gorillas can be viewed from several vantage points, providing a unique and engaging experience.

Remember, these are just a few of the many attractions you can explore at Rotterdam Zoo. Don't wait, book your online tickets now and start your incredible wildlife adventure!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Rotterdam Zoo

What animals can I see at the Rotterdam Zoo?

At the Rotterdam Zoo, you can see a wide variety of animals from different habitats around the world. This includes South American butterflies in Amazonica, sharks and turtles in the Oceanium, giraffes on the African Savanna, and elephants and rhinos in Taman Indah.

What are some of the main exhibits at the Rotterdam Zoo?

Some of the main exhibits include the butterfly paradise Amazonica, the fully covered Oceanium, the African Savanna, and the Asian-themed Taman Indah.

Where can I find online tickets for the Rotterdam Zoo?

Tickets for the Rotterdam Zoo can be found on their official website or through various online ticket platforms.

How to avoid long waiting lines in Rotterdam Zoo?

To avoid long lines, consider purchasing skip-the-line tickets or visiting during off-peak times such as weekdays or early mornings.

What is the best time to visit Rotterdam Zoo?

The best time to visit Rotterdam Zoo is during the spring and summer when all animals are likely to be active. However, it is open year-round and each season offers a unique experience.

How much does it cost to visit the Rotterdam Zoo?

For accurate pricing details, it’s best to check the Rotterdam Zoo’s official website as prices may vary.

What are some attractions at the Rotterdam Zoo?

Attractions at the Rotterdam Zoo include the Oceanium, Amazonica, the African Savanna, and Taman Indah. There are also special exhibits like the Ice Cave and Gorilla Island.

How do I get to Rotterdam Zoo?

Rotterdam Zoo is easily accessible by public transport such as bus or tram from Rotterdam city center.

What are the opening hours of the Rotterdam Zoo?

The opening hours of Rotterdam Zoo vary throughout the year. Please check their official website for the most up-to-date information.

What are some tips for visiting the Rotterdam Zoo?

Some tips include wearing comfortable shoes, arriving early to avoid crowds, and planning your route in advance to make sure you see all the exhibits.

Is the Rotterdam Zoo open all year round?

Yes, the Rotterdam Zoo is open all year round, although the opening hours may vary depending on the season.

Things to do and activities near Rotterdam Zoo

There are many things to do near Rotterdam Zoo including visiting the historic Delfshaven neighborhood, exploring the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, or taking a stroll along the Erasmus Bridge.

Do I need to pre-book my tickets?

While it’s not mandatory to pre-book your tickets, it is highly recommended to ensure entry, especially during peak times.

Are there skip the line tickets for Rotterdam Zoo?

Yes, skip-the-line tickets are available and can help you bypass the long queues.

Is Rotterdam Zoo worth visiting?

Absolutely! With its diverse range of animals, immersive exhibits, and conservation efforts, Rotterdam Zoo offers a unique and educational experience for visitors of all ages.

Are there other attractions nearby?

Yes, besides the zoo, Rotterdam offers a range of attractions including museums, historic sites, and beautiful parks.

Is there food available at Rotterdam Zoo?

Yes, there are several food and drink options available within the zoo grounds.

Is it safe to visit Rotterdam Zoo?

Yes, Rotterdam Zoo prioritizes the safety of its visitors and has numerous measures in place to ensure a secure environment.

Are there toilets available?

Yes, there are several toilet facilities located throughout the zoo.

Can I bring my own food and drinks into the park?

While there are food options available at the zoo, visitors are usually allowed to bring their own food and drinks. However, it’s best to check the zoo’s policy beforehand.

Is there wheelchair access available at Rotterdam Zoo?

Yes, Rotterdam Zoo is wheelchair-accessible and strives to accommodate all visitors.

Are pets allowed on the grounds?

Pets are typically not allowed within the zoo for the safety and comfort of the animals.

Is Rotterdam Zoo a good attraction for couples?

Yes, with its beautiful landscapes and unique exhibits, Rotterdam Zoo makes for a fun and romantic day out for couples.

Are there any activities for children?

Yes, Rotterdam Zoo offers several kid-friendly attractions and activities, making it a great destination for families.

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