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At Diergaarde Blijdorp, you come face to face with all the beauty that nature around the world has to offer. Meet the red pandas in the Himalayan area, and in Africa, you come face to face with giraffes and zebras on the savanna. At Blijdorp, you'll fully enjoy your world trip in one day!

Diergaarde Blijdorp aims to protect and preserve nature and inspire as many people as possible to do the same. We also offer our business guests an educational, inspiring experience with nature in an officially recognized botanical garden.

The Royal Zoological Society of Rotterdam was established in 1857 and boasts a 25-hectare zoo. In this lush area, more than 5,600 unique animals and plants thrive. But Blijdorp is so much more than that!
  • 20.000
    Unique animals and plants
  • 8
    Impact areas
  • 4.000
  • 21
    Diergaarde Blijdorp has 21 national monuments
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Would you like to contribute to the mission of Diergaarde Blijdorp? There are various ways to support Blijdorp and its projects.

Do you have questions? We are happy to help you find the answer.

Get the most out of your visit to Diergaarde Blijdorp. Want to familiarize yourself with the daily schedule? Locate the nearest restaurant instantly and learn all about the animal and plant species within Blijdorp. Discover all this and more in the free Blijdorp app.