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Artis Zoo

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Address: Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 20 523 3400
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Artis Zoo, just to the east of central Amsterdam, provides a good deal for...

Artis Zoo, just to the east of central Amsterdam, provides a good deal for children.

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January visit

Amazing variety of animals and a great balance of indoor and outside spaces which made our January visit enjoyable. The zoo has an aquarium and reasonably priced cafe, the entry... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing variety of animals and a great balance of indoor and outside spaces which made our January visit enjoyable. The zoo has an aquarium and reasonably priced cafe, the entry price is €21.50 for adults. Thanks for a great day!

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Bangalore, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the oldest zoos I had ever come across. We were supposed to send 4 hours - but ended up spending 7 hours including the Micropia. They have animals which I have never seen either in the Central Park Zoo . Definitely some rare species are out there especially the lizards. Visit the Microbia - definitely one of its... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to visit a friend in Holland and he brought me to Artis. I'm not typically a fan of zoos, however this one genuinely made me never want to leave. Its the perfect size and its located right in the city. There is plenty of animals and also an aquarium!

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Thank haley a
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Such an amazing day at this zoo , highly recommend it to anyone all ages . Staff were very friendly and animals well catered for . Aquarium, planetarium And cafe also inside!

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Thank Kate B
IJsselstein, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I wasn't expecting to find such a nice place to spend almost the whole day walking and having fun. There are a lot of animals and is very clean and organized zoo

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Thank Rody F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can rate this zoo as mostly mediocre. Not so many animals, and the zoo itself is small. If the weather is rather sunny and more or less warm, you can go. It it is freezing, better find some other location :)

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Thank Julliet S
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was actually pretty impressed with this zoo. The enclosure with the tiny monkeys and lizards etc is really good. About a 20 min walk from central but definitely worth a visit!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great not to big zoo in Amsterdam with lost of different animals. Due visit the Micropia, you will need a seperate ticket, it is a great view on microbs and the lives. It has an excellent restaurant as well, with a great terrace in spring/summer.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent an afternoon here as we had an extended stay in Amsterdam and the Zoo was very close to where we were staying. My calling this an old fashion zoo is because it is one where most of the animals are in smaller confined areas or cages. You do get to see animals but then you have questions about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say? It was truly amazing!! If you are going to Amsterdam with young kids then this is an absolute must. I cannot fault it. So much to see and do, kids will love it. The range of animals from the smallest ant to the biggest elephant, it was great. They had recently acquired a leopard the day... More 

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Staying in Plantage & the East

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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