ARTIS, Amsterdam

4.3
Experience wildlife at ARTIS, 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. By using our Amsterdam online trip planner , you can arrange your visit to ARTIS and other attractions in Amsterdam.
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  • Visited with my husband in an autumn day with occasional heavy rain showers. Loved how close to the animals we were. Food was also good & reasonable. There was plenty of seating for dry days. We spent...  more »
  • As a lover of animals, going to a zoo is often an opportunity to view some amazing creatures I would otherwise not have the opportunity to see. Unfortunately the animals I saw lacked adequate space, w...  more »
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  • Architecture great and the animals were also great. Not the largest zoo ever but it was great fun and easy to get to (just on the 14 tram). A really nice feature is that the enclosures don't all have high fencing and so on. so it feels a lot more open than many UK zoos
  • A great day out in a quality zoo. Maybe not the best zoo in the world, but there's something for everyone and it will not disappoint. Friendly staff, as one would expect, and plenty of places to get something quick to eat or drink. Highly recommended for a nice way to spend an afternoon.
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