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Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo (Natura Artis Magistra)
Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo (Natura Artis Magistra)

Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo (Natura Artis Magistra)

Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1018 CZ

The Basics

The big cats, elephants, gorillas, zebras, meerkats, giraffes, and antelopes range freely in spacious enclosures of modern design at Artis, while the Wolf House occupies a former pub dating from the 19th century.

Artis holds keeper talks focused on one particular species and daily feedings for the sea lions, vultures, and penguins. Entrance includes admission to the greenhouses and zoological and geological museums as well as the planetarium, where 3D movies are shown. Discounted admission is included in most city sightseeing passes.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Amsterdam

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Hojo_L, Jul 2022
Ticket for ARTIS Royal Zoo with Self-Guided Tours in Amsterdam
We totally enjoyed the visit. One of the best zoos we've been in. It does look more like a park, than a zoo, which is an advantage. The ticket is electronic. You are getting the email and can use it to enter. There are links to Amsterdam audio guides, and you are free to choose any of them or all.
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Very enjoyable
Sara_J, Jul 2022
Ticket for ARTIS Royal Zoo with Self-Guided Tours in Amsterdam
Very enjoyable. It is a botanical garden, a zoo, and historical buildings at the same time. It does not look like cage at all. The animals are a priority. I really recommend.
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Vsevolod_I, Jun 2022
Ticket for ARTIS Royal Zoo with Self-Guided Tours in Amsterdam
It is a park and a zoo at the same time and there are also some historical buildings. the animals are very well kept and the layout is excellent.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo is a must-visit for animal lovers and those traveling with children.

  • Keeper talks are not always in English, so check ahead of time at the ticket office, where daily timetables are posted.

  • Public guided tours are offered on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

  • Purchasing tickets in advance is always cheaper than buying on-site.

  • Most of the zoo is wheelchair accessible, and a limited number of wheelchairs are available to borrow.

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How to Get There

You can take tram number 14 from Amsterdam Centraal train station to the Artis stop, directly in front of the zoo. Tram lines 7 and 19 stop at Alexanderplein, a 10-minute walk away. The closest metro station is Waterlooplein (lines 51, 53, and 54), a 10-minute walk from the main entrance.

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When to Get There

Artis is open every day, 365 days a year, though hours are slightly reduced in winter and on holidays. One of the best times to visit is during late-night openings on Saturday evenings from June through late August, which are often accompanied by live music.

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The Aquarium

One of the most impressive of the zoo’s compounds is the aquarium, built in 1882. It reveals a cross section of the murky waters of the city’s canals and houses more than 300 species of shark, eel, and shoals of tropical fish. The aquarium also holds a large part of the zoo’s art collection.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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