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ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo

#17 of 510 things to do in Amsterdam Features Animals
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 900 2784796
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Stroll among the shady trees, admire the diversity of plants and animals, travel to the stars, enjoy our heritage. Visit ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo and experience nature right in the city centre.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
+31 900 2784796
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I recently visited Amsterdam with our two kids, ages 8 and 11, and asked a cousin of mine what to see. When he suggested the ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo, I was skeptical. Why use our precious time seeing something we could easily...More

1  Thank Kate V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many cages are very small and it gives not much big Animals to see. The roundway in the Zoo is not good!! Not good food for buying there. Only the Aquarium was really good. So i must say that the price for the entrance is...More

Thank Bernd H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loveed it. price 21 euro. location. close to metro and amsterdam city center they have all sort of animals, the best are tiny monkeys ! super cute ! Worth to see! it will take u few hours to see everything. so great choice for...More

1  Thank Lucas L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some people have ethical issues with the whole concept of "the zoo". I don't. For those who can enjoy zoos, Artis is a very enjoyable zoo, complete with aquarium and insect house. What makes Artis exceptional is the landscaping and the great variety of flowers,...More

1  Thank I-am-not-Robin-Hood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice zoo with a lot to see the aquarium was not the best but overall the zoo was well worth going to

Thank senan c
Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo being tucked away close to the centre of the city means it is a pleasant surprise to have such a relaxing space just a short distance from the crowds in centrum. The zoo itself is rather compact, but with lots to offer. The...More

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I wanted to spend the day outdoors because the weather was so nice. We decided that for our last day in Amsterdam, we would walk to Artis to spend the day at the zoo. It ended up being a bit further of...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there on a nice day, saw a lot of animals. Nice zoo with a lot of benches to sit on, so also some families brought picnic there. Overall despite all the children a chilled and relaxed atmosphere.

1  Thank isasugar
Reviewed 1 week ago

I admire the Dutch for the sensible way they have handled the drug issue. But when I take my young kids to the zoo, I don't especially like to see drug tourists smoking a joint in front of the elephant cage. It was a beautiful...More

Thank NOLA70115
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed by this zoo - I was expecting a small and outdated zoo, considering it's one of the oldest and it's location in the center of the city. However, the zoo is rather large with a wide variety of animals. Some highlights...More

Thank Lidia P
Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides
visitors with the chance to imagine the city that
Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house)
while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at
Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying
a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The
Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of
town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s
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Hey, I am going to Utrecht this month and would love to visit one of the zoo with my 4 yrs kid. Can anyone suggest the best option to be chosen from: 1) Artis zoo, Amsterdam 2) Blijdorp zoo, Rotterdam
May 1, 2017|
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Response from bimmerfun | Reviewed this property |
Artis, for sure.
Virgie B
Can you access the zoo shop without a ticket to the zoo?
March 19, 2017|
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Response from ʚϊɞ Michelle H | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not
Tashy H
Is this place open on Xmas day?
December 18, 2016|
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Response from ZUHEIR M | Reviewed this property |
9 to 17 but Hours Might differ in Christmas Day. In advanced, Merry Christmas!