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Artis Zoo

Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
020/523-3400
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Ranked #21 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
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 older children, Activities for young children
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Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We had a lot of fun at this zoo. You can get up close and personal with a lot of the animals. The monkeys were cute and they had a nice aquarium.

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glasgow
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My partner and I visited the zoo while on a week-end break. The zoo is immaculate and the whole experience was great...I personally love Gorillas and was my sole purpose of the visit and wasn't let down at all..I could have watched them all day,babies were so entertaining and the silverback was spectacular!..there was other animal,birds just wondering around,in their... More

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We went to Artis during our 3 day stay in Amsterdam. It was a beautiful sunny day so it made the day even better, it took us about 4 hours to walk around and see everything. There is a LOT to see in there, who says it's "not great" or similar stuff is not right at all!!!! I've been to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We went to Artis during our 3 day stay in Amsterdam. It was a beautiful sunny day so it made the day even better, it took us about 4 hours to walk around and see everything. There is a LOT to see in there, who says it's "not great" or similar stuff is not right at all!!!! I've been to... More

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Maidstone
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect as I'm not a fan of Zoo's, but was pleasantly surprised. Animals looked healthy and clean. Enclosures were on the small side and some a little stony and unnatural. However others looked like a real effort had been made to keep animals comfortable. There is even a new enclosure being built for a breeding project... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Not complaining but truth - took 4 hours just to walk around. Could not figure out if planetarium was open or closed for repairs; avoided. Butterfly room was excellent. But wished they had more species of. Helpful staff. Seems like all souvenirs made in China. Why? Used IamAmsterdam card and got in for free. 19 EU value.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I attended the zoo with our family and there were too small children with us. It was a wonderful zoo with a great variety of animals, small aquarium, lots of places to stop and sit, lots of places to grab a nite to eat, etc. we had a fabulous day enjoying the weather and the ambience of the whole zoo.... More

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Not the largest zoo as it was in the middle of the city but i still really enjoyed it. Theu had a wide variety of animals and a really nice aquarium in a beautiful old building with some huge fish specimens. I would live to go again as i really enjoyed the way it was layed out and the way... More

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Paris, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Zoo is small, yes, but it is the oldest Zoo in Europe which gives it appeal. We had fun and there are even sections where some animals roam freely amongst you. Really enjoyable. We had fun. Would recommend if you have kids and want to entertain them for a few hours.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Couldn't get over how beautiful the trees and plants were around the zoo, well kept! Most of the animals do not have cages around them (unless they have sharp teeth) just some water, so easy to see the animals. Large variety of animals compared to zoos in England, elephants/giraffes/wolves/camels etc. In the city centre so easy to get to. If... More

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