The Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo is a major tourist attraction in the Rotterdam area and a great childrens' activity in The Hague-Rotterdam area. See animals from every continent, plus an aquarium and aviary. The zoo is located on the north side of Rotterdam Centraal train station. The main entrance (with gated parking) is at Blijdorplaan 8, 3041 JE Rotterdam. A second smaller entrance that is in walking distance of Centraal Station is located at Van Aerssenlaan 49, 3939 KE Rotterdam (at this entrance it is only possible to pay with credit card or PIN card). The zoo is open everyday from 09:00. During April to September it closes at 18:00. From October to March it closes at 17:00.