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“Better Than London Zoo ! (in my opinion !)” 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 #22 of 305 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Zoos
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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“Better Than London Zoo ! (in my opinion !)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Wonderful grounds and surroundings. All the animals were actually doing stuff !....There's also a planetarium with a variety of shows (included in the price) the layout of the enclosures and facilities for the animals made for a really great day out. Clearly the animals are very well looked after. One criticism I can think of is that the shows are in Dutch . I realise it's in Holland but a translation would have been great especially as English is so well spoken in Holland.

Visited July 2014
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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“Lovely zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

What a lovely zoo we had the Amsterdam card so this was included although me and my partner went alone would defiantly take the kids here one day

Visited August 2013
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“Nice zoo in the city center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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.

Visited July 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful zoo right in the centre of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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 and a rich history, being one of the oldest zoos in Europe. We particularly loved the large conservatory type buildings filled with tropical plants, monkeys and birds that you are free to walk through. The aquarium is also well worth the visit and is included in the price. All in all a wonderful day out and most certainly one to visit to get away from the busy city.

Visited May 2014
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“A nice day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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

Visited July 2014
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