Rotterdam Zoo opens new Shark Hall

Opening of the Shark Hall at Rotterdam Zoo 📷 Vincent van DordrechtOpening of the Shark Hall at Rotterdam Zoo 📷 Vincent van Dordrecht
On Tuesday, October 8th, Rotterdam Zoo reopened the completely renovated Shark Hall in the Oceanium. Clearly visible through the spectacular, 7.5-metre-long glass wall, two professional divers ventured among the countless sharks, barracudas and sea turtles in the Atlantic Sea Basin to festively cut the ribbon after a few months of renovation.

Special event location

In 2001, the Oceanium of Blijdorp Zoo was opened. Next to beautiful aquariums housed within a cavern-like structure, the Oceanium also features congress and event halls.

The Shark's Hall is the most popular event location in Blijdorp. Around 250 events are hosted here each year; from meetings to weddings and from festive Christmas dinners to complete congresses. During the intensive renovation, everything was renewed and upgraded. The Shark Hall has been given an attractive, modern look and is ready for a wide range of new and innovative events.

Erik Zevenbergen, Director of Rotterdam Zoo, explains: "We are very happy to be able to open the pearl in our crown again. What makes the Shark Hall unique is the 7.5-metre-long window that provides a spectacular view of the turtles, barracudas and sharks in the Atlantic Sea basin. Because of this unique view, an event in the Shark Hall is always a special event."


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