Zoo in Amsterdam
The motto "Nature - it is the teacher of art" as acan no longer accurately reflects the goals and objectives of the creators of the attractions of the capital of the Netherlands. Zoo Amsterdam, located in the Plantage neighborhood, and can inspire an artist and sculptor, and musician to create a brilliant masterpiece. Opened back in 1838 as the garden of the Royal Zoological Society, he has now become a favorite vacation spot of city dwellers and tourists.
The Dutch know how your favorite zoo Artis. The name appears at the same time in the XIX century, when the bookseller Gerard Frederic decided to buy land in the suburbs of Amsterdam, and a garden there.
Initially, Artis was an ethnographic museum and zoological library and visit the park could only members of the Royal Scientific Society.
In 1852, the entrance to Artis allowed all comersand the first visitors were able to enthusiastically watch the deer, monkeys and parrots. In 1859, there was an aviary with predators, and thirty years later - the aquarium, which is now ranked first in the list of their kind in the world.
Pride and Achievements
In the zoo of Amsterdam operates Butterfly Pavilion, where are presented hundreds of species of these wonderful creations of nature, and the whole insect exhibition - the largest in the world among zoological parks.
House gorilla - another source of prideArtis administration. Western lowland gorillas are found here in the company of chimpanzees, and the pavilion is a great success and the kids, and adult visitors.
The Artis animals are kept for more than 900 species, among them - the wild dogs of Africa, with snow leopards in Tibet, giant condors of the Andes and the Caribbean manatees.
How to get there?
Artis is located in the center of Amsterdam and its exact address - Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands. From Dam Square it is separated about half an hour walk.
Getting to Amsterdam Zoo easiest tram route 9 from the Central w / station and tram 14 from the Dam Square. The nearest metro station Artis Amsterdam called Waterlooplein.
Opening hours of the zoo:
- From November 1 to February 28 - from 09.00 to 17.00.
- From March 1 until October 31, you can visit Artis from 09.00 to 18.00.
Note the special schedule on holidays and weekends:
- December 31 Artis is open from 09.00 to 16.00.
- On the first day of the new year, the zoo is open from 10.00 to 17.00.
- From 9 am to dusk, you can be in the park every summer Saturday.
Price per adult - 19.95 euros, children (from 3 to 9 years old) - 16.50. Children under 3 years are free in Artis.
Some students of educational institutions of the Netherlands can buy a ticket for just 3 euros, subject to confirmation of the status of the document with a photo.
Services and contacts
Details of the planned activities can be found on the official website - www.artis.nl.
Zoo Phone +31 900 2784 796.