Update 23 february 2021:
Because of the extended lockdown, Rotterdam Zoo has to close its gates again until approx. March 15th. Together we have to try to suppress the coronavirus. Taking care of our unique animals and plants will continue, but without visitors and therefore without income. Support is therefore more necessary than ever. Help us through the winter with a subscription. In this way you contribute to the welfare of our animals and nature conservation. Click here >
When we reopen, be prepared for your visit and read the house rules and answers to the most frequently asked questions before you start your visit. When you enter, you will receive a map with the house rules and the adapted route. Please bear in mind the marked signposting. The free Blijdorp app has also been adapted with the adapted route and walking directions.
Book your tickets and timeslots
When reopened you can only visit Rotterdam Zoo with a timeslot reservation and a valid admission ticket or membership pass. This is only possible via our website, not by telephone or e-mail.
I already have a ticket.
I want to redeem my discount coupon or use a discount pass (Rotterdampas, Ooievaarspas, Dordtpas).
- I would like to renew, change, purchase or create a membership at the cashregister at the main entrance (Blijdorplaan) with subsequent access to Blijdorp / pay a visit on an institutional subscription.
- I am in possession of a valid membership card and would like to visit Blijdorp (possibly with guests) via the entrance on the Oceanium side (Blijdorplaan 8).
- I have a valid membership card and want to visit Blijdorp (without guests) via the entrance on the Rivierahall side (Van Aerssenlaan 49)
Questions about ordered tickets?
Questions about memberships?
Do you want to know more about the membership benefits, payment options or renewing your existing membership? Click here for more information.
Frequently asked questions
Be prepared and go through the house rules and answers to the frequently asked questions before you start your visit. See what we have done and what you can do yourself to make your visit safe and relaxed.
Can I still visit Blijdorp safely?
We can answer briefly and forcefully: Yes. Rotterdam Zoo has taken various precautions. We allow a limited number of visitors per day, who only have access upon presentation of a valid admission ticket and time slot reservation. This way we spread out visitors upon entry.
In order to deal with the increasing covid19 threat, we have reduced the number of people we admit and physically expanded our entrance with an extra opening.
We point out the 1.5 metre rule and the other precautionary measures that limit the risk of the Covid-19 virus spreading to our visitors in various ways. For example, there are signs and stewards walking around.
It is compulsory to wear a face mask in our indoor locations such as the Oceanium, Amazonica, etc. This advice also applies to toilets. Our employees also wear mouth masks in places where the 1.5 metres cannot be guaranteed. Washable mouthguards are also for sale in the Zoo.
Our findings are evaluated daily and sharpened where necessary. We share and discuss our findings with the Rotterdam-Rijnmond Safety Region.
It goes without saying that our visitors also have a responsibility to really adhere to the national 1.5 metre mark and to follow our instructions on signs and those of our stewards. However, just as in the rest of the country, crowds must be avoided. Blijdorp is a green oasis of 28 hectares in which that is possible.