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“Fabulous!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Artis Zoo

Artis Zoo
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US$ 43.07*
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Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
Ranked #20 of 476 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Artis Zoo, just to the east of central Amsterdam, provides a good deal for children.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Kiwigirl839
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

This zoo has everything. Large indoor areas for viewing fish, reptiles, warm-climate mammals, butterflies, and insects. The outdoor enclosures are large and appear to have the animals comfort in mind with their design.

The food places are really expensive for the type of food they offer. Perhaps bringing in a packed lunch would be better.

They also have an amazing play structure that is great for all ages. Both my 5 yr old and 2 yr old thoroughly enjoyed the park.

Visited April 2012
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

Having visited alot of zoos I didn't know what to expect from the Artis Zoo. In reality it was great. There were so many animals to see including penguins, lemurs and a red panda (that was my favourite). I really would recomend the zoo to anyone of any age as is a great day out for all (even in the rain).

Visited April 2012
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Heidelberg, Germany
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“Artis Royal Zoo -Excellent place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

If you are going with kids, then keep at least 4 to 5 hours to see and enjoy. One can enjoy otherwise also. I loved the place. I watched every thing on my pace.. I strongly recommend to visit if you love the nature and animals.

The zoo admission fee is included in the I AMSTERDAM card.

Visited April 2012
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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“very small cages for animals”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

its generally a big zoo but unfortunatly they keep lions and other big animals in very very small cages. If you have children its good to go- for the expirience.

Visited April 2012
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Aberdeenshire
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fun afternoon at Artis”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

We spent the afternoon of easter Sunday here and have to say that we had a great time. It is well spaced out and the gardens are beautiful. In terms of the animals, I take the point that others have made regarding some of the small pens for the larger animals, but overall, the animals looked happy and well cared for. The highlights for us were the butterfly house, which was amazing (and worth the visit on it's own), the insect house and the aquarium, which was really really good. There were many small animals I had not seen in other zoos and we all learned something from our visit. Well worth a visit - we had 4 hours there and just about managed to see everything. Would recommend and would go back.

Visited April 2012
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