[Updated 22 October 2018)
View of the Savannah at the Natura Artis Magistra or Artis for short. Artis is a zoo in the center of Amsterdam. Opened in 1838, it is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands.
Artis Royal Zoo is home to 750 species of animals and 300 species of trees. It has 27 monumental buildings, an aquarium, a planetarium, an arboretum (botanical garden), a large art collection on display and a library on the history of zoology and botany.
This is something we like to do as a family once a year. Bring plenty of snacks or even lunch for a full day out. There are plenty of benches and resting area to catch a break.
Free guided tour (in Dutch & English) available every Saturday and Sunday at 1345hrs. The tour starts at restaurant the Twee Cheetahs.
The entrance ticket is valid for the day, which means re-entry is possible.
Everyday throughout the year.
1 Nov – 28 Feb: 0900hrs – 1700hrs
1Mar – 31 Oct: 0900hrs – 1800hrs
Entrance fees: €23.00 (10 yrs and above), €19.50 (3-9yrs) and kids 0-2 yrs are free. Less €2.00 when you purchase your ticket online.
How to get there:
By car – parking facility is 150m away from the main entrance. A full day parking cost €10.00. Valid from 0830hrs – 2330hrs
By public transport – 10-minute walk from the nearest station Waterlooplein. Take tram 14 from Amsterdam Central Station and alight at Artis – Amsterdam Royal Zoo stop.
Note: Map of the park is available at the ticketing counter for a price. There is a DAILY NEWS newsletter available for FREE near the entrance. Grab this for information on feeding schedules and what not too miss out.
Visit Micropia right next door – the first zoo of its kind displaying the invisible world of micro-organism.