Artis Royal Zoo in Amsterdam

Tulips around the Amsterdam Artis Zoo AquariumTulips around the Aquarium. Photo ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo, Ronald van Weeren
Groote Museum at Amsterdam Artis ZooARTIS-Groote Museum. Photo ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo, Maarten van der Wal
A watusi cow at Amsterdam Artis ZooA watusi cow. Photo ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo, Ronald van Weeren
Micropia at Amsterdam Artis ZooOverview Micropia. Photo Micropia, Meike Hansen
Microbes body scan at Amsterdam Artis ZooDiscover your own microbes with the body scan. Photo Micropia, Maarten van der Wal
Petri dishes containing different micro-organisms at Amsterdam Artis ZooPetri dishes containing different micro-organisms. Photo Micropia, Maarten van der Wal
Asian elephants at Amsterdam Artis ZooAsian elephants in ARTIS. Photo ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo, Amber Dekker
Blooming meadow at Amsterdam Artis ZooARTIS in bloom. Photo ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo, Ronald van Weeren
Artisplein square at Amsterdam Artis ZooArtisplein. Photo ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo, Maarten van der Wal

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).

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Amsterdam zoo tickets

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

Visit to Amsterdam zoo is free if you have an Amsterdam city pass. They are good offers that will make your visit easier. Look at our comparison of various versions.

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 & 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

Dedicated 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

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


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

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