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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.

Alternative name:

nl Natura Artis Magistra

Artis Royal Zoo
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
1018 CZ Amsterdam

Museum type(s)

Nature & Natural History


Children Aquarium Animals Zoo

Visitor information

Opening hours

November - February:
Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Woensdag: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 17:00

March - October:
Monday: 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 18:00
Woensdag: 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 18:00
Friday: 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00
Notes: ZOOmeravonden 9 am until sunset. Summer Nights at the Zoo, every Saturday during June, July and August

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0 - 2 Free
3 - 9 €20.50
10 and over €24.00
Holland Pass Free
I Amsterdam City Card Free
Museumkaart Not valid


Combination tickets are available with Micropia.

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Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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Artis Royal Zoo has 6 ratings.

Friday, July 27, 2018 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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Friday, June 15, 2018 Jun 15, 2018
(Review in Dutch)

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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Friday, April 1, 2016 Apr 1, 2016
(Review in Dutch)

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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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 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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Thursday, October 15, 2015 Oct 15, 2015

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