Beautiful Beasts at Blijdorp

Diergaarde Blijdorp, the Rotterdam Zoo, is a beautiful, modern and spacious zoo, where you can wander through the continents.

One of the main attractions is the Ice Cave, where you’ll come face to face with the polar bears. Be sure to keep your camera ready!

Polar bear twins Sizzel and Todz steal the show together with their family in the Ice Cave.

What shall we do first? To the Oceanium where you’ll travel to the bottom of the sea and come face to face with playful sealions and curious sea turtles? Or do you prefer to traverse the tropical Amazon area to spot butterflies? In Diergaarde Blijdorp, you can travel the whole world and meet the many animals and their habitats.

Tip: download the free Blijdorp app before your visit for an interactive map and discover the fun facts about the animals and plants.

Hey, did you know?

Diergaarde Blijdorp first started in 1857 as a smaller, members-only zoo in the Rotterdam city centre. In 1939, the zoo moved to the Blijdorp polder and it became accessible to everyone. The zoo was designed by architect Sybold van Ravesteyn.

Address: Blijdorplaan 8, Rotterdam
Open: see website


Diergaarde Blijdorp