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 childrentheir 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)

Acuario de Gijon


Butterfly Farm


Ube City Tokiwa Zoo


Kyoto City Zoo


Brandywine 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


Will you support us ….?

NL44 INGB 0009 4437 30      BIC: INGBNL2A

Dreamnight at the Zoo Foundation

Rotterdam, the Netherlands


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

Ton Drs A.H. Dorresteyn former General Manager Blijdorp Zoo

(Rotterdam Zoo), the Netherlands

Aalborg Handelskammer Foto: © Michael Bo Rasmussen / Baghuset Mr. Henning Julin former General Manager Naestved Zoo

Naestved, Denmark

Hans1  Prof.Dr. Hans A. Buller  professor in paediatrics

former CEO University Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Syl van Duyn  Syl van Duyn   dramatist and columnist
Marc Damen Marc Damen Former Manager Blijdorp Zoo (Rotterdam Zoo), the Netherlands

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)


Mrs. 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


Mr. Ronald van Oudheusden

  radio host (RTV Rijnmond)

Maitre Pierre (Mr. Piet Schilten)


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





If you want to become a partner, or need more information?

Please contact us now


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