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Rotterdam Zoo

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Address: Blijdorplaan 8, 3041 JG Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Nice outdoor walk

Interesting and well done, divided by areas and with plenty of animals - I would add more interactive sites and food stalls and animal shows, we were expecting one from the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting and well done, divided by areas and with plenty of animals - I would add more interactive sites and food stalls and animal shows, we were expecting one from the parrots but it never happened! Takes more or less 3h to go around.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I think everybody knows what a zoo is about, but what sets this zoo apart is that you can really see that the animals are taken good care of. They have big enclosures.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing variety of wild animals in seclusion, but within an environment resembling to their natural habitat. Nice location and facilities.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good standard of zoo. The animals appear healthy and well cared for in well maintained environments. This zoo is pretty big with lots of additional entertainment opportunities for children including adventure playgrounds and a land train. Some of the loos were pretty smelly, but all other facilities were good. Would recommend, but plan to spend a whole day here.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great zoo. Good parking even when busy. Food quality at restaurant was much better than I expected.

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Thank Jock M
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am usually against the reservation of animals within small area spaces such as zoo's or aquariums. I have to say, the Blijdorp zoo is not that bad. It has it's ups and downs. Truly, a good place for family and kids. However, I was deeply touched to see the conditions in which the Lions & the Polar Bears were... More 

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Thank Claudio C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a big fan of zoos and cannot find any fault with this one. It is large, you definitely need a whole day to fully explore it. The Japanese garden is wonderfu, the underwater tunnel magical. Hard to take photos of the swimming creatures, though! The young polar bears were very playful when we were there and kept a... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took our foster children for their first experience of Blijdorp. Don't use Google Maps or your iPhone to guide you to the zoo, as you will be directed to the original entrance which is a very long walk round. Boys (10 and 5) loved the zoo, especially the Oceanarium and the Giraffe house and the adventure playground was a big... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The thing that i liked the most at the zoo was the tunnel in the watertank. You have the possibility to see all kind of fishes swimming around you,including small sharks and catfish. Also, the polar bears are a great attraction. You can see them swimming the pool. The tickets are 2 EUR less if you buy them online, from... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to this zoo for many years and it's been great to see it grow and develop over these years. From the first times my dad took my as a young child to now 40 years later myself bringing my own children, what a great place. It's really nicely laid out with different sections representing different continents of... More 

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