Main entrance

Blijdorplaan 8
3041 JG Rotterdam
Today open until 18:00

Facilities in Rotterdam Zoo

stuffed animals souvenir shop Rotterdam Zoo


In our souvenir shop "Zee van Zoovenirs" at the main entrance you will discover lots of presents for yourself, friends or family!

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smartphone app and red panda

Free Blijdorp app

Make the most of your visit to Blijdorp. Download the handy app with interactive map, facts, webcams, routes and more.

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Indoor playground Biotopia

CURRENTLY CLOSED Scramble through the jungle, digg in the desert and slip into the ocean via the fin of a humpback whale (14 meters!).

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kids playground oewanja


Four floors full of climbing and playing fun in an African atmosphere. There is a separate section for the little ones.


RET Jungle Express (zoo train)

TEMPORARILY NOT IN USE The little zoo train can take you from one entrance to the other. From Oceanium to Rivièra Hall, and back. Single journey: €1 pp, season pass members € 0,70 pp.


Visitor photography

A family photo with the entire family at a beautiful Blijdorp site? A photo of you with our animals (eg 'petting' Bokito via a green screen)?





Rotterdam Zoo is well accessible to those in wheelchairs. There is a limited number of wheelchairs available free of charge. It is strongly recommended that you book a wheelchair in advance. There are plenty benches in pretty locations along your route. For a relaxed journey of discovery with small children, you can also rent a buggy at the entrance.



Rotterdam Zoo does not allow pets into the zoo to avoid possible fear reactions and spreading of diseases. Unfortunately we cannot make an exception for guide dogs. The zoo has no kennel facilities.

Visitors who need help of an assistance dog have to consult this by telephone at least one day in advance. Call +31 (0)104431495.

Lost & Found

Lost & found objects

Lost or found something during your visit to our zoo? Check it on the iLost-website



At the entrances you can rent a locker for heavy/valuable items (€0,50 a day). The sizes of the lockers at the main entrance (Oceanium-side) are: 30 x 22 x 80 cm, at the city-side entrance (Rivierahall-side): 38 x 38 x 55 cm