ARTIS, Amsterdam

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Experience wildlife at ARTIS, which supports an aquarium, planetarium, arboretum, and the country's oldest zoo. The zoo was founded in 1838 and holds 27 historic buildings that are wonderful examples of 19th-century architecture. The park's name is short for "natura artis magistra," (nature is the teacher of art and science). Learn about art and science through exhibits with more than 900 species of animals and 200 species of trees. Watch giraffes, zebras, monkeys, and more, along with marine life, at the on-site aquarium. By using our Amsterdam online trip planner, you can arrange your visit to ARTIS and other attractions in Amsterdam.
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  • The Artis Zoo got a lot of animals to visit in a really great enviorment located directly in the center of Amsterdam. Prices are reasonable and you are able to easily spend a few hours in the zoo 
    The Artis Zoo got a lot of animals to visit in a really great enviorment located directly in the center of Amsterdam. Prices are reasonable and you are able to easily spend a few hours in the zoo  more »
  • Outstanding experience and great value. Much more to see and experience than we expected. Lots of species and opportunities to close to the animals. Highly recommended. 
    Outstanding experience and great value. Much more to see and experience than we expected. Lots of species and opportunities to close to the animals. Highly recommended.  more »
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  • Fantastic zoo. Walking through the grounds is pleasant and sets up a lovely mood for the trip. The variety of animals is good and the zoo doesn't smell like a zoo. The staff are friendly and the pathways are clean and tidy. The play area near the giraffes is excellent. Well worth a visit
  • Excellent place, highly recommend. There is no map guide provided to visitors so you need to save photo of the maps in your phone. I recommend you to come early, there is a lot to see there. The planetarium is amazing, it’s mainly for Dutch speakers but the instructor added little explanations in English once in a while. We enjoyed it very much.

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