Natura Artis Magistra, Amsterdam

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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. Add Natura Artis Magistra and other attractions to your Amsterdam trip itinerary using our Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • June 22, 2017
    Best zoo I've ever been to, in any country. Animals look very well cared for, very clean. The enclosures allow you to get very close to the animals, and there are a huge range of animals to see. The butterfly house is especially beautiful. The toilet facilities are kept very clean, and are plentiful. Refreshments are extremely expensive, but there are lots of places to get food and drink, all of which looked very nice.
  • July 8, 2017
    One of the best zoos I've ever been to and I've been to them all over! It's pricey to go and we had over 3 hours and still didn't see everything, definitely an all day thing for good weather. They have a variety of animals and nature spots in a peaceful setting. The enclosures are decent sized for the animals and they seemed well cared for and healthy. They are also quite used to and mostly friendly to humans, we had a fennec reach out and pat us, which was cite, but be careful how close you stand to more dangerous animals. They offer a planetarium I wish I'd had time to visit and several places to eat. We had a great time and I can't wait to go back!
  • July 2, 2017
    It was an excellent Zoo!! We dropped our luggage at a Drop&Go Service near Centraal Station and drove to Artis by Tram. It was our last day and we got 4 Hours left till our Train will come. We asked the woman in the Drop&Go if it's enough. She said: Yeah it's not that big. If you want to see all it will take 90 min. 😂😂 How silly😂😂 The Zoo is awesome! One could easy walk and look around there for 5 Hours!! Stunning Aquarium. Great Flowers and walks. Cool Insects to see. Lovely Butterflies to look at. Go there if you are in Amsterdam
  • July 2, 2017
    Highly recommended! Really one of the best, if not the best zoo I've ever been to. Some of the animals like tropical birds and lemurs even roam free which is a very unique experience (you should not pet them tough...). Is a bit expensive but worth every euro!
  • June 27, 2017
    Its an amazing zoo its very accessible for all. It was a great experience with plenty of things to do like the planetarium and the aquarium. Can easily spend a day here if you love animals and there's a lot to see

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