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“A beautiful city zoo”

ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo
Ranked #32 of 596 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Stroll among the shady trees, admire the diversity of plants and animals, travel to the stars, enjoy our heritage. Visit ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo and experience nature right in the city centre.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

What a comprehensive and well looked after zoo.
Some of the enclosures were too small for my liking and the penguins needed more space but it was a great afternoon visit that kept my daughter amused for the whole duration.
The two cheaters restaurant was well serviced and lots of choice of snacks.
Could of spent longer here than the time we had.

1  Thank Joanna B
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Easy to find on the number 9 tram, the zoo is well laid out and houses healthy looking good animals: lions, camels, giraffes, gorilla's, chimps, seals and many more.
This is a city zoo so, yes, the enclosures are not as huge as we would all like to see but they are clean and well maintained.
The gorillas were hilarious - they were playing together and causing great hilarity for their audience (us)! I have never seen primates in a zoo having fun and interacting with each other like this. They were fascinating. The chimps were all in the outside area of their enclosure as the keepers were hiding and distributing their food inside. We watched fresh fruit and veg being distributed by the keepers and we were very impressed with the quality of the food we saw. The chimps were also playful and energetic.
The pelicans were huge, the herons fly all over the place and I have never been so close to lions without glass between us.
Well worth a visit. Would have liked to visit the planetarium but timings of shows didn't suit our day. Also didn't eat.

1  Thank Nina H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Such great establishment, so carefully thought out, with so many species and so many things to see. Mandatory must see!!!

1  Thank Ivan F
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Brilliant place to visit, didn’t realise how big it actually is. Everything you expect from a zoo. Easy to get to via trams.

1  Thank Steven T
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I’m a big fan of animals so anything in their company makes me feel good. However on the top of that this Zoo is well maintained and offers a wide variety of species to see. Spaces for families with children are available as well as a restaurant and bathrooms.

1  Thank Veronika D
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