Artis Royal Zoo

oldest zoo of the Netherlands, founded in 1838

Admire the diversity of plants and animals, or travel to the stars at the Planetarium

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Artis Royal Zoo

Natura Artis Magistra*, commonly known simply as Artis, is a wonderful zoological garden in the centre of Amsterdam. It is one of the oldest zoos in Europe.

Artis was founded in 1838 and the garden includes 27 historic buildings.

In addition to the zoo, Artis also contains an aquarium, library and planetarium.

Artis is also a botanical garden, with plants and trees gathered from all over the world.

Aquarium

The Artis Aquarium (from 1882) is housed in a historic building, one of the many monuments at the Zoo. It brings you face to face with the secret life of Amsterdam's canals!

Planetarium

At the Artis Planetarium you will travel faster than the speed of light and passing by planets, moons, stars and entire galaxies.


* Latin for "Nature is the teacher of art"

Feeding times

The Artis zookeepers feed the animals at fixed hours, see schedule below.

    11:00 am - European vultures
    11:00 am - Butterflies
    11:30 am - Sea lions
    12:30 pm - Reptiles
    01:45 pm - Lemurs island
    02:00 pm - Butterflies
    02:00 pm - Pelicans
    02:50 pm - Carnivorans
    03:30 pm - Penguins
    03:45 pm - Sea lions

Sometimes the keepers share stories and information about the animals, which are called "keeper talks".

Location

Artis Zoo is located in the stately Plantagebuurt, a green area in Amsterdam Centrum and the former Jewish Quarter.

Natura Artis Magistra

Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
Amsterdam (Centrum)

map

tram 14 Artis
tram 7 19 Alexanderplein
local_parking Artis

 
Opening hours
Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
 
Entrance fee*
€24 adults (10+)
€20.50 3-9 years
free 0-2 years

* An entry ticket for Artis also provides admission to the Planetarium, Aquarium and Zoological Museum.


official website
www.artis.nl

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enjoy the giraffes, zebra, springbok, oryx, wildebeest, and many more

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Artis' entrance gate on Plantage Kerklaan

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