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Artis Zoo

Address: Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
Phone Number: 020/523-3400
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Artis Zoo, just to the east of central Amsterdam, provides a good deal for children.
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Many species of birds, animals, insects and fish...super nice. worth a view especially if visiting with Kids and family. Depending on how long you spend with each attraction you could easily spend 3 to 4 hours looking around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic time at this zoo with my partner. This zoo is much more open than others i have visited and it was really nice to see the animals out and about. We tried to see as much of the zoo as possible. Top points for us were; lemur land, where lemurs run free around you, The butterfly enclosure... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I really enjoy this zoo, just as much as my kids do. Have a nice walk spending time with your family, my favourite part is the aquarium.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Being a big fan of zoos I was very excited to visit artis, and I was not disappointed! Quite expensive to get in, and I feel maps should be free instead of €2, as without a map the zoo would be quite confusing to navigate! However this being said I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here! The forest part where you... More 

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Nurmijarvi, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Historical zoo in the heart of Amsterdam. Perfect place to visit with or without kids. Quite a lot of animals indoors so weather doesn't effect visit that much. Animals are easy to see and there is always something to see. Thorough visit will take whole day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I love zoos and this one us no exception. We went on a rainy day in january. Most of the zoo is indoors so the rain was not a major issue. There is a n indoor rainforest setting were you will meet monkeys, lizards, sloths and bats, a massive butterfly house, insect house, reptile house, bird house and huge aquarium.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Despite the rainy weather, we had the most fantastic time at the zoo. Easily the best place we went during our 5 day trip to Amsterdam. Not only is there is tonnes to look at, you can get so close to the animals, who all looked happy and well looked after despite the January weather. There is an aquarium which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I've been to many zoos throughout the USA so, with that in mind, I give this zoo a 5 rating because of the unique animals. There are some species there I have never seen anywhere else. It's beautifully laid out and doesn't take all day to walk. If you are a zoo or biology person, I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a fab time at the zoo - it's very well presented and has alot of fun activities along the way. We loved the aquarium especially!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Went to the zoo during what was probably quite a quiet period. They have an awesome range of animals from the tiniest butterflies (housed in their own tropical enclosure) to a magnificent elephant who was dancing! It is reasonably priced compared to other capital city zoos and the cafe is also resonable. It took me and my partner about 2.5... More 

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