Last Friday, we got a sneak peek of Jurassic Kingdom. And yup! I can confirm it's exactly what that sounds like; a truly Jurassic world wherein lifesized animatronic dinosaurs move, roar and growl as you walk by.
We've all seen Jurassic Park and I'm sure we've all wondered what it would be like to walk amongst these majestic creatures. From July 7th through July 29th you can finally find out! This summer, more than 30 lifesized Dinosaurs come to life in Prinses Beatrixpark Schiedam. If you're looking for something fun to do with your family, Jurassic Kingdom is definitely a good option!
For starters, the massive, lush setting is picture perfect and really adds to the feeling of complete immersion in a prehistoric world.
Jurassic Kingdom is a park within a park. A section of Prinses Beatrixpark has been cordoned off to accommodate the dinosaurs.
Accessibility is not a problem in Jurassic Kingdom. You can easily navigate the entire kingdom and come close to all of the dinosaurs thanks to the paths.
Of course, if you walk among dinosaurs, you're bound to be eaten by a T-Rex.
Don't forget to bring your camera! If you get eaten alive by a dinosaur, you will want to have proof, in case nobody believes you.
Jurassic Kingdom is all about fun, adventure and education. Next to all of the major dinosaurs, you'll find signs (in Dutch) with the name of the animal as well as an explanation of its physical features and place in history.
For the truly adventurous kids, there's a sandpit in which they can excavate dinosaur bones. There's also a tent in which a 30-minute BBC documentary is shown. If you're more hands-on, try out the virtual reality experience and start a fight with a dinosaur or take a ride on a wild dino-rollercoaster.
Be sure to wear good shoes, you might need to run for your life if the velociraptors break out of their cage!
Along the route, you'll find various stands with refreshments and there's also a family restaurant (Parckhoeve) on the grounds.
About Jurassic Kingdom
Jurassic Kingdom is a travelling exhibition. Its first stop was Edinburgh in March 2018, after that it travelled to Sheffield before arriving in the Netherlands. After the exhibition wraps up in Schiedam, it'll continue on to Cardiff and Nottingham. For more information and details, check out the official Jurassic Kingdom website.
Visit the official website or this link for more information on the various types of tickets to Jurassic Kingdom Schiedam. *Ticket prices might fluctuate if you buy them on the same day as your visit.
Location: Prinses Beatrixpark
Prinses Beatrixpark is located in Schiedam; a municipality that seamlessly borders the western edge of Rotterdam. It's so well connected, it feels like just another Rotterdam suburb. You can get there by tram, metro, train, bike or even on foot, depending on where you're coming from.