Diergaarde Blijdorp Rotterdam

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Blijdorp Zoo in the centre of Rotterdam is one of the most beautiful zoos in Europe. In the zoo of Rotterdam you can meet special animals from all over the world all year round. Besides seeing the many animals there are also several playgrounds for children in Blijdorp.

Discover the continents in Rotterdam

Zoo Blijdorp is arranged according to the continents. You will meet the animals that occur in each continent. For example, go on a voyage of discovery through Africa via a boardwalk across the savannah, where you come face-to-face with the magnificent giraffe. Meet Bokito the gorilla and his family.

Marvel at the Oceanarium

The oceanium is one of the top attractions in Blijdorp. In this indoor water world section, you take a journey across the seabed and along the coastal areas. See fast moving sharks and curious sea turtles and come face to face with playful sea lions, cute penguins, floating rays and thousands of fish.

Blijdorp Zoo for children

In addition to the animals, the zoo has great playgrounds for children.

Opening hours Blijdorp Zoo

The zoo in Rotterdam is open all year round. The opening hours depend on winter or summer time.

  • Winter time – 09:00 – 17:00 hours
  • Summertime – 09:00 – 18:00 hours

Exceptions to the opening hours On St. Nicholas Eve, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, Blijdorp is open until 16:00 and on New Year’s Day it is open from 10:00.

Price admission Zoo Blijdorp

Ticket typePrice
Adult (13+)€ 23.50Buy tickets
Child (3-12)€ 19.00Buy tickets
Child (0-2)FreeBuy tickets
Day ticket parking€ 9.50

Book your day

It is compulsory to book your visit in advance. Choose your day and time of arrival on the calendar below and book your visit at Blijdorp.

Parking at Blijdorp

Blijdorp Zoo has its own car park (P1) in front of the main entrance (Blijdorplaan 8). Parking tickets (€ 9.50) are available at the ticket offices and ticket machines.

Blijdorp Zoo Hotel

Next to the entrance of Rotterdam Zoo, Van der Valk has built a modern hotel where you can relax after a day at Rotterdam Zoo. From the hotel you can also explore the great city of Rotterdam and its surroundings. Check the availability of this hotel here

Address Blijdorp Zoo

  • Blijdorplaan 8
  • 3041 JG Rotterdam

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