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)



Dudley Zoo and Castle


Cape May County Zoo


Reid Park Zoo


Oceano Monaco


Zoo de Bordeaux



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
professor in paediatrics 


Prof.Dr. Hans A. Buller former CEO University Hospital Rotterdam 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”


Dhr. Frans W. Weisglas   ehemals Vorsitzender der Zweiten Kammer
Dhr. Chris Peters   ehemals Präsident der International Association of Zoo Educators und “Born Member” der Captive Breeding Specialist Group von IUCN
Dhr. Henny Jacobse   Ehrenvorsitzender Behindertensport in den Niederlanden;Vizepräsident Special Arts;Sekretär “De Belevenis”
Mr. Ivo W. Opstelten   ehemals Bürgermeister von Rotterdam (Niederlande)
Joke Bruijs   Schauspielerin, Sängerin
Christian Farla   Zauberkünstler (Gewinner des Merlin Award 2006, die höchste Auszeichnung für Zauberkünstler weltweit)
Lee Towers   Sänger
Ronald van Oudheusden   Radiopräsentator (RTV Rijnmond)
Maitre Pierre (Piet Schilten)   Künstler
Ing. Ahmed Aboutaleb   Bürgermeister von Rotterdam
Humberto Tan   Fernseh- und Radiopräsentator
Arijan van Bavel (Adje)   Schauspieler und Sänger
Rene van de Schuur   Festschauspieler


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