Rotterdam Zoo, Rotterdam

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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 were unfortunate not to have the weather on our side when we visited Rotterdam Zoo, but despite the rain, we still had a very pleasant afternoon. The signposted route within the zoo is very... 
    We were unfortunate not to have the weather on our side when we visited Rotterdam Zoo, but despite the rain, we still had a very pleasant afternoon. The signposted route within the zoo is very...  more »
  • Excellent zoo enjoyed by the whole family, especially enjoyed the aquarium part. Lots of great photo opportunities too. Fun day had by kids and adults 
    Excellent zoo enjoyed by the whole family, especially enjoyed the aquarium part. Lots of great photo opportunities too. Fun day had by kids and adults  more »
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  • What a gem of a place! I absolutely loved how well the place was organized and maintained. I didn’t have any expectations when I booked the experience, but I enjoyed it so much that I left thinking I need to come back and spend a whole day there. They have many interactive points for education, where storytelling starts based on sensors and gives an overview of the animals in that specific area. The only downside is that those are mainly in Dutch. Food courts are convenient to reach in nicely planned areas so you have to option to relax if you feel like you need it, without interfering too much in the areas specially designed for showing a particular region and the animals. The food is also diverse, from different cuisines, which was surprisingly pleasant. They really designed a journey to discover the world/ nature and try to recreate a proper experience. Definitely recommending! I went on a public holiday so quite a lot of kids running everywhere, but I still had a blast :)
  • Really enjoyed our day at the zoo. We went with our 2 year old son. It was all well taken care of for a family visit. Clear paths, plenty of small food shops. Unfortunately no halal options, but then again, there was enough vegetarian options. Will most likely visit again.

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