Lots of green, stately canals and quiet streets
Of course, Blijdorp is best known for its eponymous zoo, the largest one in Europe. However, this beautiful, rustic city district has a lot more to offer. Wonderful, iconic 1930’s houses, stately canals and quiet streets for example, with all facilities within reach, surrounded by green and designated a protected townscape in 2016. Obviously, a walk around the neighbourhood is a true happening in itself. Just like a visit to the bustling Roel Langerakpark or the idyllic Vroesenpark with its cosy Vroesenpaviljoen, including ditto terrace.
Blijdorp/Bergpolder is anything except boring. Score delicious juices and shakes at juicebar Sajoer. Find the nicest items for your new home at furniture store with lunch room Alles in Wonderland. Spend hours nosing around at vintage and gift shop Pleur. Or swim your lengths, try out the cannon ball and go down the slide endlessly in the wonderfully renovated Van Maanenbad.
Of course, you drink the best coffee at Caffé Boon. And at a later hour, it is a great idea to also pay a visit to beer and specialities bar Walenburg, located along one of the city’s most beautiful canals. Last but not least, connoisseurs challenge their taste buds at Bistronomie Le Nord and restaurant & wine bar L’Ouest. Both celebrate good taste.