As one of the first zoos to be established in the Netherlands it has become one of Amsterdams most popular tourist attractions, it is a place where nature and cultural heritage come together.

It doesn't only contain an animal kingdom consisting of 550 species, where you can one minute explore the African Savannah full of gazelles and wildebeests, to one minute being acquainted with the coral reef and tropical fish at the ARTIS - Aquarium, to learning more about the microscopic world at the ARTIS Micropia museum. It is also renowned for how beautifully scenic it is, homing over 700 species of trees that create stunning gardens which blossom every spring and summer. It is more than just a zoo, which makes it the perfect family day out for kids and animal lovers alike.

You can also take part in a guided tour in both Dutch and English, requests must be made at least 3 weeks in advance.

Clean air for everyone: ARTIS is an entirely smoke free park.


  • ARTIS - Aquarium
  • Planetarium
  • Beautiful Gardens
  • Forest House
  • Café-restaurant de Plantage
  • Artisplein

How to get there:

Tram: 14 from Dam both stop at ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo


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ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo is open every day, including holidays.

1st of March until 31st of October:
9 am - 6 pm

1st of November until 28th of February:
9 am - 5 pm

31st of December: 9 am - 4 pm
1st of January: 10 am - 5 pm

Every Saturday in June, July and August (Zoomeravonden):
9 am - sunset

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Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands


003120 - 5233670

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