Dierengaarde Blijdorp is an excellent destination for a day out. It is located approximately 15 minutes walk from the central station. The day was just great, I had good weather, which is quite rare in The Netherlands. The entrance fee was €22,00 for an adult (you get a discount if you buy your ticket online). The zoo is surprisingly big and just beautiful. You get the impression the animals are very well looked after. This really is one of the best zoos I have ever visited. All the animals look lively, happy and well-cared for in large, well-planted enclosures. Blijdorp obviously has some very successful breeding programmes too, which again shows they must be looking after the animals well. The Amazonica butterfly house and the extensive Oceanica aquarium are also very well presented, with interesting displays of different eco-systems.
Great time! If you plan a visit, arrive early at 9.00 when the zoo opens and don’t expect to leave before 15.00 ;)
Rotterdam Blijdorp Zoo
3041 JG Rotterdam
Visit the Website: diergaardeblijdorp.nl