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Artis Zoo

Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
020/523-3400
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Ranked #19 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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
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Bogis-Bossey, Geneve, Switzerland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I know this zoo all my life, and it has basically not improved. I can only feel sorry for the animals encaged in rather minimalistic confinements. The quantity of animals on the limited space of this zoo is not of interest. Rather fewer species, but higher quality spacious living quarters within a species specific habitat-like environment. This zoo rates low... More

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Kent
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13 reviews 13 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went to the zoo expecting to kill a couple of hours but ended up staying here for most of the day! There's plenty to see for everyone, an amazing aquarium & a play-park for children. There's also a planetarium which we didn't visit as it was getting late by the time we found it. The cafe was very good... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A lovely zoo with a nice park relaxed atmosphere the staff were welcoming and friendly.The animals looked well looked after, Well laid out everything easy to find and easy access from city centre.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you travel with children or if you like to visit a Zoo where the animals are well taken care of, then don't miss it. It was a really enjoyable experience.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This zoo is amazing and is a must do for everyone that visits Amsterdam. The animals are very well looked after and it appears a much more open and friendly zoo compared to many. There are good restaurants and cafes for people to visit too. It was not over crowded and offered great value for money with an excellent low... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great zoo with lots of different animals. Great for families, but we enjoyed it as a couple as well. We enjoyed the design of the buildings and the absence of massive overbearing cages. A lovely place to spend a morning or afternoon. Good zoo but nothing spectacular or massively different from other large zoos. The price may be a bit... More

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Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It was expensive to enter , 20 Euro per person. But we really liked it .Animals really feel great there ans are super active I never so such active animals in zoo.Zoo planed in a way that each time you discover new corners there. Not too crowded and had extra activities. Recommended to tourists with young children.

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UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This zoo was amazing you really feel like your in with the animals. There is a really nice garden in the middle of it and there is plenty to see. The biggest restaurant was very good quality. There was lots of renovation going on for new enclosures etc, but it didn't bother our experience.

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Seville, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Very complete zoo, a bit old, but this is its charm somehow. 20 € for a nice tour around all the world animal species is worth if you like animals, of course. However if you love them you will feel cross about the small room for some of them, Nice places for butterflies and gorillas.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

being my second trip to Amsterdam I decided to visit the zoo again. The zoo is massive and full of greenery and picnic tables. Its a nice place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It took us hours to walk around and the animals were amazing and so close. It also has an aquarium and... More

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