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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 300 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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Paris
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Nice zoo with a variety of animals in the city center. The place is colourful with a lot of flowers. I totally agree with another reviewer saying that "the zoo itself is not the biggest or most impressive but incredibly beautiful." The zoo was a little bit pricey (about 20€/person) but the ticket also included the entrance to the aquarium.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We visited the zoo in order to kill a few hours on our last day in Amsterdam and were sorry we had to leave. It was right in the centre of the city, easy to walk to and find and not too pricey. The zoo itself is not the biggest or most impressive but incredibly beautiful, with lovely old buildings... More

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Geelong, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We went on a summer Saturday evening for a few hours. Beautiful gardens, places to have picnics, live music & friendly staff. You can get up close to most of the animals. A pleasant way to fill in a few hours

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Moscow, Russia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Go there in the early morning to the opening time. You will like it without no doubts! Big, atmospheric, with great number of animals and birds, it will be good variant not only for those who are with children, but for those who and alone and adult. Tasty food in the cafe opposite open-air cage with giraffes and zebras.

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Bogis-Bossey, Geneve, Switzerland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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