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ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo

#17 of 509 things to do in Amsterdam Features Animals
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 900 2784796
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“butterfly house” (149 reviews)
“sea lions” (77 reviews)
“big cats” (56 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
+31 900 2784796
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You have to have time to go to this zoo . You can spend easy up to 4 hours ! But is worth it every minute! Didn't expect to be so good and was not in the plan to visit it ! Im really glad...More

Thank Vasilis L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the Zoo as it was included for entry on the 'I AMsterdam' cards we'd bought at the start of our trip. We didn't expect too much being a zoo in the middle of urban developments, but thought it would be a fun...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The zoo is big and it has quite a wide variety of animals. Most of the living areas were big enough for animals except the swimming area for seals. I felt kind of sad for them. The layout was nice and I liked the fact...More

Thank ainom719
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely Zoo, bigger that you would think. Great variety of sea life with beautiful fish. I especially loved the butterfly house.

Thank Agostinho F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited on a weekend break with my husband, sister and 2 year old. Absolutely amazing zoo. Our favorite part was the tropical house with the sloths, monkeys and water dragons wandering around. Beautiful butterfly house. The one thing that struck me about this zoo is...More

Thank lottie3289
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very educational and functional zoo. Best place to go with kids. The aquarium is small though. keep up the good job.

Thank steven888Malaysia
Reviewed 4 days ago

Told that this was the oldest zoo in mainland Europe. Started out as a private zoo by a rich landowner and gradually became a public zoo. Not the largest or most diverse zoo and definitely not a must see, but interesting if you have the...More

1  Thank patraveller2007
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Animals are almost in touching distance! Very hard place to get around for the money you pay for the ticket you do not get a free map that's extra but would recommend as we missed out on the butterfly cave and sea lions walked around...More

Thank Laurensmithx
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First time to Amsterdam zoo & I absolutely loved it! So many amazing animals, creatures and things to see. Would recommend for adults and kids of all ages, we even enjoyed microtopia and my partner is a biomedical scientist! Lovely zoo & I'll be back...More

Thank Gillian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am astounded that people rate this Zoo as good! We walked around the whole Zoo and could not believe the cruelty to most animals. The cages are too small. The elephants were clearly unhappy. Pacing about, rocking and showing signs of distress all crammed...More

Thank chloeuu
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
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Hey, I am going to Utrecht this month and would love to visit one of the zoo with my 4 yrs kid. Can anyone suggest the best option to be chosen from: 1) Artis zoo, Amsterdam 2) Blijdorp zoo, Rotterdam
1 May 2017|
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Response from bimmerfun | Reviewed this property |
Artis, for sure.
Virgie B
Can you access the zoo shop without a ticket to the zoo?
19 March 2017|
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Response from ʚϊɞ Michelle H | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not
Tashy H
Is this place open on Xmas day?
19 December 2016|
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Response from ZUHEIR M | Reviewed this property |
9 to 17 but Hours Might differ in Christmas Day. In advanced, Merry Christmas!