Artis Royal Zoo in Amsterdam

Founded in 1838, the Artis Royal Zoo is still as enchanting as it was nearly two centuries ago. Not only is the Amsterdam zoological garden an oasis of peace right at the heart of a fast-paced city, but it is also a haven for some 700 animal species and 200 tree varieties, many on the verge of extinction. Amsterdam Artis is also one of the fewest zoos in Europe to have so many listed buildings within its grounds, namely the Large Museum (1855), the unique Library building (1867) and the Aquarium (1882).

ZooAmsterdam Zoo & Aquarium

In the aquarium zone, take a sneaky peek into the contents of Amsterdam’s murky canals, or if you’re really brave, take a cheeky snap of the crocodiles on your camera!

Botanical Garden

Learn about the diversity of plants, trees and shrubs that form the plant kingdom in the Botanical Gardens. Exotic species can be found in acclimatized greenhouses.


In the Planetarium, trace the fascinating evolution of planet from the birth of the universe to the present day, or sit back and take a trip to faraway star systems.

Elephants in ZooZoological Museum

The museum houses some of the most interesting scientific collections of the early 19th century, as well as a number of exhibitions.

Free guided tour

If you visit Amsterdam Artis on a Saturday or Sunday, you can take advantage of a special guided tour, free of charge, which starts at 11.00 o’clock at the Monkey Rock.

Opening times

1 April to 31 October : 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1 November to 31 March : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During the summer (June, July and August) on Saturday evenings open till sunset, with a special program called ZOOmeravonden with events for children, music, guided tours and more.
22 december 2012 - 6 january 2013 (Winternights at the Amsterdam Zoo): 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Entry prices

Normal (10 to 64 years): €19,95
Children (3 to 9 years): €16,50
Senior (65 +) €17,95
Maps available at: €2

Buy your tickets for a trip to the Amsterdam Artis Zoo + a boat cruise and save 7 €!

Adult  €25
Child (3-9)  €20

Tickets provided in cooperation with

Artis Zoo Express

You can spent a nice day with your friends or family combining Boat Cruise and the visit of Amsterdam Zoo for discounted price.
For more information see Amsterdam Zoo Express.


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Artis Royal Zoo in Amsterdam
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
1018 CZ   Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 900 2784796

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