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.
Super Zoo. C’est la première fois que je vois un zoo avec autant d’animaux, d’espèces et une végétation très bien entretenue. On a l’impression que les animaux sont en libertés. Il y a une très belle ... more »Super Zoo. This is the first time I've seen a zoo with so many animals, species and very well maintained vegetation. It seems that the animals are in liberties. There is a beautiful Butterfly greenhouse. Not to be missed!
The park is very enjoyable and the animals seem to be very well taken care of. It is a bit on the price side but still worth the visit. more »
I've seen a few zoos but this is special. In many areas there are few or no barriers, you are literally walking through animal enclosures. The personnel is very helpful, ask about anything if you're curious! And the butterfly room... It's like being in a fairytale. Couldn't recommend this place enough, it's most definitely worth your money.
The zoo is amazing! We had a great time. There were many animals that we didn't get to see because they were not in their cages so it would be nice if we knew this beforehand. Also, buy your tickets online! It takes 5 seconds and you skip the whole line.
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