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.
Rotterdam Zoo Reviews
Ein Besuch des Zoos in Rotterdam lohnt sich. Besonders gut fand ich die Aufteilung der Gehege nach Lebensraum der Tiere, also Asien, Afrika... Der Zoo ist sehr gepflegt und gut instand gehalten. more »A visit to the zoo in Rotterdam is worthwhile. I particularly liked the division of the enclosures by habitat of the animals, i.e. Asia, Africa... The zoo is very well maintained and well maintained.
Polar bear in deplorable conditions and obvios state of stress. Paying to see that makes me feel ashamed of the human being. Too sad place, children shouldnt see that. 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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