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Artis Royal Zoo and its collection

Artis Royal Zoo

Artis is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands that opened its doors in 1838. The zoo features 27 historic buildings, of which most date from the 19th century. Because of this, Artis has a distinctive charm and a historical dimension that lacks in more modern zoos. The monumental aquarium contains tropical fish and in the monumental birdhouse various birds fly around freely. In the tropical forest many animal species live with and between each other. Artis also features a butterfly pavilion where butterflies flutter.

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Artis Royal Zoo
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
1018 CZ Amsterdam

Visitor information Artis Royal Zoo

Opening hours

9:00 – 18:00
9:00 – 18:00
9:00 – 18:00
9:00 – 18:00
9:00 – 18:00
9:00 – 18:00
9:00 – 18:00


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3 – 12€23.50
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Education rate - €5.00
Care rate - €5.00


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Location & Map

Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, Amsterdam

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Artis Royal Zoo Reviews

Artis Royal Zoo has 7 ratings.

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    Elaine • Aug 17, 2022

    Be aware if you book going to the zoo if you book your tickets online you will not be refunded if you have to change dates. They say you can change them but they don’t answer the phones in my experience and take 3 weeks to answer emails so don’t be fooled .

    Visited on Jul 17, 2022

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    Angela • Jul 27, 2018

    Artis is a wonderful zoo. It is very well-kept with a good number of open spaces for the animals. There are a wide variety of animals, birds, reptiles, a butterfly house and a couple of enclosed areas, including the aquarium (a must!). Very well recommended, especially with wonderful weather!

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    Krisje • Jun 15, 2018

    Wij zijn hier met de familie heengeweest op een zonnige dag. Wat een fijne ervaring midden in Amsterdam! Dankzij de I Amsterdam City Card is de zoo gratis te bezoeken. Naast de oude elementen in deze oudste dierentuin van Nederland, zijn er ook weer moderne elementen te zien. Een goede combinatie en een aanrader als je in Amsterdam bent (al helemaal met mooi weer!).

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    Trijntje Meulink • Apr 1, 2016

    Erg fijne en goed verzorgde dierentuin. Erg geschikt voor zowel jong als oud en gemakkelijk te bereiken met het openbaar vervoer, om na je bezoek het centrum van Amsterdam in te duiken!

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  • Anhela
    Anhela • Oct 20, 2015

    I could visit Artis a hundred times and not get bored. Even if you don't like animals, the zoo has pretty gardens, architecture and rich history.

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    Kaz • Oct 15, 2015

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