ARTIS, Amsterdam

4.3
Experience wildlife at ARTIS, which supports an aquarium, planetarium, arboretum, and the country's oldest zoo. The zoo was founded in 1838 and holds 27 historic buildings that are wonderful examples of 19th-century architecture. The park's name is short for "natura artis magistra," (nature is the teacher of art and science). Learn about art and science through exhibits with more than 900 species of animals and 200 species of trees. Watch giraffes, zebras, monkeys, and more, along with marine life, at the on-site aquarium. By using our Amsterdam online trip planner , you can arrange your visit to ARTIS and other attractions in Amsterdam.
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  • Brilliant place. Went when it was sunny and a nice crisp Autumn day. So many animals and all looks clean and healthy. Loads to see and do. Really well worth the visit. Would highly recommend.  more »
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  • I've never been so close to the animals at any zoo ever. In one exhibit we were walking amongst the trees and plants that they were climbing on. The could have hopped on to us at any point! Some small...  more »
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  • Architecture great and the animals were also great. Not the largest zoo ever but it was great fun and easy to get to (just on the 14 tram). A really nice feature is that the enclosures don't all have high fencing and so on. so it feels a lot more open than many UK zoos
  • A great day out in a quality zoo. Maybe not the best zoo in the world, but there's something for everyone and it will not disappoint. Friendly staff, as one would expect, and plenty of places to get something quick to eat or drink. Highly recommended for a nice way to spend an afternoon.
  • Great ZOO, we easily spent 5hrs there and would've spent more, if we didn't have other plans. Only thing I didn't like was that some of the enclosures looked a bit small and I felt bad for the animals (the lions for example)... I recommend you check out one of the houses with open enclosures and definitely check out Micropia, which is right next to the ZOO.
  • This place is great for everybody. A must visit. The kids will love it as will adults. It big and you can see everything easily. You can spend as lot of time here. Places to eat and drink and picnic if you want. They have maps to help you get around. It is easy to reach on the tram.
  • I was really impressed with the ability to set up a zoo in the middle of the city and maintain the rich history of the zoo in a very good state.Easy to navigate around the area, fascinating animals which I was happy to see have open spaces which aren't too small or tight. You can get pretty close to some of the animals which I loved instead of being behind glass. Definitley recommend!
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