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Address: Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020/523-3400
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: Artis Zoo, just to the east of central Amsterdam, provides a good deal for...
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Best zoo ever!

Great for everyone, has everything you would want for a great day out including play areas and places to eat! Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great for everyone, has everything you would want for a great day out including play areas and places to eat! Highly recommended.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Please avoid this zoo, or any zoo for that matter. The needs of wild animals can never be met in a zoo. Don't buy a ticket to support the suffering. Zoos are businesses and breed young animals to attract the punters. Many young surplus animals are either euthanised when they are no longer cute, or taken away from their mothers... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Its center city location makes it easy to get to, or walk to. The grounds are charming, with topiary trees and beautiful floral plantings. But its an old style zoo - the animals, though very close, are in small areas, small cages, etc. The zoos small size and easy access can also result in a big crowd on a warm... More 

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Solin, Splitsko-Dalmatinska, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The zoo is placed in city center (walking distance). It has great layout, offers much for the money (zoo, aquarium and planetarium). It has many places to rest, take a drink or grab a snack. You can be here whole day with you family.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

great place to be with the whole family even on a rainy day you can visit the planetarium or the aquarium etc.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A great place to unwind . Education combined with unwinding in a nature resurve in the midle of Amsterdam

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Easily the most disappointing Zoo I have ever visited. Animals housed in miserable cramped conditions, whereas plenty of space given to (practically deserted) restaurants, and facilities for human visitors. What ever happened to the concept that a Zoo was for the animals welfare? Shame on the Artis Zoo Director, and on the citizens of the Netherlands for permitting the animals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The zoo was incredible! The gardens were well maintained and it was beautiful to wander around: you would occasionally forget that you were in a zoo until your stumbled across another animal enclosure, it was so well presented. Definitely go exploring in the different "Houses" - you can read all about insects; fish; etc and learn all about their species.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I'm no animal welfare expert but surely this zoo is well below par. The animals did not seem happy and who would be living in the cramped/ miserable conditions they are. I think the price is far too steep and most of the animals where not able to be viewed due to them being in their shelters. I would not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Nice place to visit for everyone who likes the zoo. I must say that I find the entrance fee for adults €19,95 way too expensive! Parking for a day € 9,- also too much but you're in Amsterdam! I would say, bring your own lunch en enjoy your day in the zoo.

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