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“Outdated french fries farm” 2 of 5 stars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
Bogis-Bossey, Geneve, Switzerland
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“Outdated french fries farm”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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 on my list of worldwide zoos that I have had the luxury to visit during my travels.

Visited July 2014
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Kent
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“Great day out!”
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 value for money too in a city where a burger will set you back £14.
An adult ticket cost 19 Euros & included entry to the zoo, the aquarium & the planetarium.

Visited July 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Zoo trip Amsterdam”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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“Do not miss it”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Best zoo ever!”
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 price!

Visited February 2014
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