Frequently Asked Questions

via-iconHow much time should I plan for visiting the Aquarium?

When inside, we encourage you to take your time and explore our aquarium at your own pace. The average time spent at the aquarium is approximately 1.5 hours.

via-iconWhat should we do for lunch?

There are a variety of dining options available at Via|Port Rotterdam. After your aquarium visit, we recommend visiting our neighbors over at Via Entertainment. Their restaurant offers a modern American food and drink menus as well as happy hour specials as well.

via-iconAre strollers allowed in the Aquarium?

We do not rent strollers at the Aquarium, however; strollers are permitted in the facility.

via-iconWhat can I bring into the Aquarium?

There is no outside food, beverage or gum permitted inside the Aquarium. Also, firearms, knives, lighters and matches are not permitted inside. Pets are not allowed. Only guide dogs for the blind, service dogs for people with disabilities and working dogs in training are permitted inside the Aquarium.

via-iconMay I take pictures?

Yes. Some animals at the Aquarium, however, are very sensitive to the lighting conditions in their environment.  We ask that you refrain from using a flash when while taking photos.