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Rotterdam: Rotterdam Zoo Skip-the-Line Ticket

1. Rotterdam: Rotterdam Zoo Skip-the-Line Ticket

Visit Rotterdam Zoo and see fascinating animals that feel perfectly at home in specially-imitated natural landscapes. Avoid the long lines and explore one of Europe’s most beautiful zoos. Rotterdam Zoo supports a number of conservation projects in the wild and actively participates in many breeding programmes for endangered species and is one of the international top ten of zoos in this field. Dive into Oceanium and take a magical voyage over the bottom of the sea and along coastal regions, meeting many marine and coastal inhabitants such as fish (from herring to sharks), puffins, snakes and a large group of king penguins. Discover beautiful butterfly paradise Amazonica where you'll experience tropical temperatures, fragrant flowers, thousands of colorful South American butterflies, the awesome anaconda and greedy piranhas.  In Africa, an exciting path takes you safely past a group of large crocodiles! Once you’re at the top of the path, stand eye to eye with the giraffes. At a safe altitude, admire the other inhabitants of the new savanna such as hyenas, kudus, ostriches and zebras. On the African Gorilla Island, you will be delighted by Bokito’s playful gorilla family. ...and much more! On top of these experiences, see a rare species of forest giraffe, take a voyage through Asian marshes, and discover the Ice Cave for a magnificent view of polar bears.

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4.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

We had an absolutely fantastic time at the zoo. Spent 5 hours and could spend 5 more if the weather was warmer. You should definitely plan a day there while in Rotterdam. The different regional sections and enclosures are super authentic, lots of animals and interactive activities. Plenty of activities for kids, snack bars all around the zoo. The only downside was that there wasn’t much info in English.

We had already been to Diergaarde Blijdorp a few times, but that was a long time ago. In the meantime, a lot has changed and added that you definitely need a day to see everything. The drinks and food are affordable, we were satisfied there too about.

Lovely zoo. We spent all day here when we visited. There is plenty to see and plenty of places to stop and get food and drinks. The grounds are very clean too which is always nice.

Not too many people, happy animals (important for me) and amazing seals. Also a big selection of variety. You should go there.

Everything went smoothly. We had a nice visit to the zoo!