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“Nice Little Zoo” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Artis Zoo

Artis Zoo
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$62.81*
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I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam
Ranked #20 of 454 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Miami
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“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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Amsterdam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Such a nice place to go and visit when you are in the city. The animals and the layout of the zoo make it stunning.
The butterfly house is gorgeous as they are flying all around you and they have food stations around the house for the butterflies and they come and sit on the food.
Great location for family, friends visiting the city or for couples

Visited November 2013
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Odessa, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“very profession zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

It’s quite strange definition - professional zoo.
However, I have not the better wording to describe very well maintained zoo situated on relatively small area in historical center of Amsterdam.
I’m not a big fan of the zoos – we visited this place on request of our kind and were very positively surprised by organization of exhibition, living conditions of animals, birds, spiders, butterflies, etc.
It’s easy to imagine that many generations of zoo’s personal took care for convenience of visitors and comfort and wellbeing of animals. The butterflies exhibition is more amazing then in Singapore, for example.
The aquarium is situated in old building. Notwithstanding to this, the sea life exhibition is pictures and very well visible. The special pleasure – to spend few minutes in diorama of North Sea dunes ….
The special thanks for education materials provided in the zoo. They are accessible and interested to the kids.
I would like to recommend visit Atris zoo fort everybody with kids.

Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

If you are an animal lover then you must come here!!! Best zoo I have ever been too! Such great value for money. was €20 for an adult. We spend 3hrs inside and loved every minute. There is a room which the monkeys are free to roam around with you, birds are flying over your head and lizards crawl below your feet! Was amazing and the highlight to my weekend break.

Visited February 2014
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“One of the best zoos I've been to!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This is a MASSIVE zoo, make sure you have plenty of time to get round it, we had to miss out the Planetarium unfortunately.

There are so many different animals, mostly in good sized enclosures. I was a bit upset by the lion enclosure, really quite small for 4 lions!

We had great fun watching the elephants get a pedicure and were even treated to a little trumpet by the baby!!

We traveled to the zoo via Canal on a 'Lovers' canal tour. It was a beautiful trip and much cheaper to pay for the cruise and get the zoo ticket included than to travel there yourself and buy an entry ticket.

Visited January 2014
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