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Address: Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020/523-3400
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Artis Zoo, just to the east of central Amsterdam, provides a good deal for...
Artis Zoo, just to the east of central Amsterdam, provides a good deal for children.
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Best Zoo experience for me!

Oh how i throughly enjoyed my visit to this zoo. Wonderful array of animals to view and numerous things to see including planetarium, butterfly house, insectarium, aquarium, free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have been twice to the Artis. My kids like it or course. I decided not to go back since most of the animals have such a small space to evaluate - specially the felins who clearly show signs of depression. I visited some others zoos worldwide where animals where looking not depressed and were indeed living in a bit... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Oh how i throughly enjoyed my visit to this zoo. Wonderful array of animals to view and numerous things to see including planetarium, butterfly house, insectarium, aquarium, free roaming animal house and so much more. On down side for me was elephants and lions these animals need much more room but all in all a wonderful experience in a fabulous... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

When we arrived there were many animals hiding away as it was cleaning time, the weather wasn't great (can't be helped) but we soon worked out that a lot of the time you can go indoors and see the animals. There was a good variety of animals however the cages where small and animals mixed together. The planetarium was a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited the zoo on our recent trip to Amsterdam as we were permitted free entry with the iamsterdam card. We would not have visited it had it not been free and I am relieved I did not pay for this experience. It was quite distressing witnessing some of the animals in this zoo, in particular the... More 

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Larne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Visited the Zoo on Thursday 19/03/15 with my girlfriend we walked from our hotel which was near Fredericksplein and took us approximately 15 minutes , The Zoo cost €19.95 and all i can say it was money well spent we spent 5 hours in the zoo and found it amazing . The weather that day was also good which made... More 

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I love that zoo,many spieces as natural environment. Its 20 euro at the door but i think you must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I loved this zoo for several reasons, one being the enclosures were nice (most of them), they seem to have a successful breeding program, and also that it was full of families enjoying the sunny day (winter, but still sunny).

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Like a little town, it contains so many species that you'd have to watch the entire David Attenborough production to see as many different mammals, reptiles, insects, fish, etc.

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Everything was stunning! Extremely big with many animals. It took us 3-4 hours to see everything. The setting was awesome and the animals seemed to be very well taken care of.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Great day out! There's loads of varieties of different animals to see! Some that I didn't even know exist (only a few In England) It cost £20euros to get in-which is a reasonable cost if I must say. There's loads too see from giraffes, monkeys, wolves, elephants , birds , sea lions , penguins ,butterfly's and many many more! There's... More 

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