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“A lovely day out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Artis Zoo

Artis Zoo
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
020/523-3400
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Ranked #18 of 246 Attractions in Amsterdam
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner 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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“A lovely day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

A great day out, we spent a full day here and had a lovely time. A great collection of animals, including an aquarium, bug house and reptile house. Had lunch in the restaurant, which was a bit pricey but that is to be expected in large attractions like this.

Visited November 2013
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“Amazing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Amazing zoo! :):):) must go to if visiting amsterdam! So many different animals and species and an amazing aquarium!!!

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“Worth a visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This is well maintained zoo, with a good collection. I especially enjoyed the butterfly house, and small mammal house. However, it suffers from the same problem as many city zoos, which is lack of space, and I would be happier to see some of the animals (elephants, wolves, etc) moved to an institution which can provide them with more appropriate enclosures.

Visited February 2014
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“Great visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Great visit to Artis - really professional and non-commercialised. Animals look really well taken care of and staff really friendly and helpful.
Must check out the Apes and chimpanzees - great visit overall. Money well spent and great value

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“Nice Little Zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this zoo. A little on the smaller side than I'm use to and the price was about twice as much as ones I've been to in the US. The zoo is obviously older but because of that I think it's why it has so many trees/plants and the walkways are not as wide and open as you'd expect to see in US Zoos and it makes the zoo nicer overall. Some of the animals you can get right up next to, including an indoor exhibit with a room that the monkeys are roaming free.

Visited January 2014
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