welcome to the website of

“DREAMNIGHT (atthezoo)”

On this site you can find information about the mission of these very special evenings for chronically ill and disabled children and their familymembers.

You can read the history, look at some pictures made in several joining zoos and from the partner-page you can make a direct link to the website of the zoos.

You can also read the reactions of visiting children, their parents and medical staff members.

If you want to react, or you have any suggestions or questions?

you can write to our contact-address:

Dreamnight at the Zoo Foundation

Anna Griesepad 15

3191 XD Rotterdam, the Netherlands

or you can send an email to: info@dreamnightatthezoo.nl


don’t dream you life,

live your dreams…




(you can find all our partners, the complete list, on our partner-page)


Sanctuary of Bear


Saitama Children’s Zoo


San Antonio Zoo


Ascherleben Zoo


Seneca Park Zoo



Our Foundation does NOT receive any allowance and fully depends on gifts. We have NO personnel, NO office and NO cars that you have to pay for……

Your money goes DIRECTLY to the Dreamnight at the Zoo project…!


The Board of the Dreamnight at the Zoo Foundation:

Peter van der Wulp, Founder and President

Hennie Cramer, Boardmember

Hanck van Bakergem, Secretary and Treasurer


The objective and the work of the Dreamnight at the Zoo Foundation is fully and wholeheartedly supported by the Committee of Recommendation, existing of:

Drs A.H. Dorresteynformer
General Manager Blijdorp Zoo (Rotterdam Zoo), the Netherlands

Mr. Henning Julin
former General Manager Naestved Zoo Naestved, Denmark


Prof.Dr. Hans A. Buller former CEO University Hospital Rotterdam, professor in paediatrics


Syl van Duyn dramatist and columnist

Marc Damen ehemals Former Manager Blijdorp Zoo (Rotterdam Zoo)


Our Ambassador

Nelli Cooman

19 times Dutch Champion athletics, both indoor and outdoor

Dutch recordholder 60 en 100 m.

6 times European  champion, 2 times worldchampion, ex-worldrecordholder 60 m. (1986-1992)

is completely dedicated to help our project expand even more.

She is being supported by the

“Friends of the Dreamnight”


Mr. Frans W. Weisglas   former President of the House of Representatives of the Dutch Parliament
Mr. Chris Peters   President of the International Association of Zoo Educators and “Born Member” of the Captive Breeding Specialist Group of IUCN
Mr. Henny Jacobse  
Honorary Chairman Disabled Sports the Netherlands;
Vise President of Special Arts;
Secretary “De Belevenis”
Mr. Ivo W. Opstelten   former Lord Mayor of the City of Rotterdam (the Netherlands)
Mr. Joke Bruijs   performer, singer
Mr. Christian Farla   magician (winner of the Merlin Award 2006 and 2009, the highest honour for magicians worldwide)
Mr. Lee Towers   singer
Mr. Ronald van Oudheusden   radio host (RTV Rijnmond)
Maitre Pierre (Piet Schilten)   Artist
Ing. Ahmed Aboutaleb   Lord Mayor of the City of Rotterdam (the Netherlands)
Humberto Tan   Television and Radio host
Arijan van Bavel (Adje)   Actor and Singer
Rene van de Schuur   Partyactor


If you want to become a partner, or need more information?
Please contact us now