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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Visited this zoo with my family. We all had a very good time, and we stayed all day long. Also a great zoo for photographing animals, because most animals can be seen without a fence obstructing the..... more »
Since this zoo is close by home i thought i would go there again. The aquarium/ sea life is beautiful, althought there's a lot under construction. It is great for kids! more »
This place is huge! First though, it's 25€ to enter as an adult, but it's worth it. The animals look well taken care of and they have room for the elephants to have a place for summer and winter environments. My favorite part was probably the red pandas. They are adorable! They definitely bring in a crowd. I know in the one day I visited, I only got to see 1/3 of the park. Also, the entrance to the zoo, I thought nobody was in there. I didn't see anyone loitering around. Inside, there was a fairly decent crowd. Yes, I recommend a visit to this zoo. Side note, you can view part of this zoo from the train while passing in and out of Rotterdam.
One of the best zoos we've ever been to. Top notch in every way. Just make sure you book enough time here. Would come back again - 10/10.
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