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Natura Artis Magistra, Amsterdam
(4.1/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • i loved this zoo they had everything you could wish for, the best was the elephants, and it was lovely to see they had baby animals such as elephants, baby giraffe and baby grillas 
  • Absolutely loved the Zoo! Absolutely huge with so much to see, you can also get so close to some of the animals!! Would recommend it to anyone who visits Amsterdam! 
  • He hoped to find a small urban zoo, but actually in a good a good size zoo, you can see also a small Aquarium, Reptile House, etc. Admission is free with the I AMSTERDAM card. A good place to spend a morning or an afternoon, that if they have a few animals of each species.
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  • Nice zoo with a wide range of animals. Some animals do have a pretty small living area though. Full of restaurants and snack points, so no need to bring anything with you (unless you don't want to pay EUR 3 for a Coke). Check out the special summer openings, the park will be open till 2200. Nice note: you can remain in the park for more than 1 hour after closing! Only available toilets in that case are lovated the entrance, in the Planetarium. Romantic time since almost everybody is gone! Some people are using this time for (homemade) dinner with the family.
  • Lions need a bigger area. Nice sanctuary with bats and some smaller monkeys. Also the bird sanctuary as pretty cool. They are shy creatures tho. I liked that when the zoo closed, we weren't rushed out. Us and other visitors could walk back to the exit in peace, I believe we left 30 minutes after the closing time.
  • Great location for a zoo in the middle of Amsterdam. But note the tickets are quite pricey as is the food and drink in the park. Some animal shelters look very old. After about 3 to 4 hours walking around you have actually seen this Zoo.
  • The bird sanctuary was great. You can actually go inside and the birds are flying above your head. They have a nice amount of animals. The landscaping is beautiful. You can easily spend a few hours here.
  • Great zoo lots of animals. You can spend a good few hours inside without getting bored. Also a newborn elephant from now on!