Natura Artis Magistra, Amsterdam

Experience wildlife at Natura Artis Magistra, 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 Natura Artis Magistra and other attractions in Amsterdam.
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  • I visited the zoo yesterday with my boyfriend ... We had high expectations and instead ... Basically it's a park with a wide variety of animals, the problem is that, in my opinion, they must really hurt, and this causes bad smell. The best part is that hours are butterflies, stunning.
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  • The zoo is huge and very nice, we were like children in front of the animals. The visit is around €60 for two people with Micropia that is interesting to do, we ate in one of the restaurants, lunch is quite expensive for a sandwich, a drink and a dessert (€ 26 for two) but eat in front of the giraffes is rather nice. I recommend this zoo, this allows to have a good day in the heart of Amsterdam. It is easily accessible by public transport.
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  • With our family at Artis. Our expectation was that it would be against falling ... So in the middle of the city. But that fell with it! With some authentic renewal. What we missed was background information. Nowadays there are fun interactive tools you can use right on your phone/gps and then provide you with information of where you are and what you see.
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  • Wasn't expecting a lot but actually a really great zoo. They clearly have updated this of recent times as most animals have a good sized enclosure. If going soon head to the gorillas to see the baby! Aquarium at the back of the zoo is in a beautiful old building and worth going to see the architecture alone! Good break from the city, couldn't recommend enough!
  • It's a good Zoo. Being in the centre of Amsterdam, it's located in comparatively small area with small enclosures. There is a play area and restaurant which are nicely located. Children will enjoy it. Not comparable to the huge ones which you would see in Asia or America. You can spend half day here. Or even full day with kids playing etc.
  • Best Zoo I have visited. The enclosures were so up and personal great for little ones and photos. They have a kangaroo walk in area! A little aquarium not much but still awesome to go through. Great spots for picnics all over the zoo.
  • Amazing zoo! Many of the animals have the ability to move around without an enclosure and interact with other animals, which seems much more humane and natural, and is fun to experience. It's fun for both adults and kids with plenty to see.
  • Although it is undergoing some refurbishment its a great zoo. You can get close to the animals and they are very clean and well maintained. Zoos have a mixed reputation and the same with this one. They do stress their conservation work and there are few very large animals in this small area.

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