Artis Royal Zoo in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Artis Zoo ArtispleinFounded 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).

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Amsterdam 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!

Amsterdam 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.

Amsterdam zoo micropia

Amsterdam Zoo Artis MicropiaDedicated to microorganisms, this part of Amsterdam Zoo will show you a totally different world then the one we live in.  

Amsterdam zoo planetarium

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.

Zoological Museum in Amsterdam

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

Amsterdam Zoo opening times

1 March to 31 October : 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1 November to 29 February : 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.

Amsterdam zoo tickets

Normal (10 to 64 years): €21,50
Children (3 to 9 years): €18
Children (0 to 2 years): free

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

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