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Zoo in Amsterdam


Zoo in Amsterdam

The motto "Nature is the teacher of art" as accurately as possible reflects the tasks and goals of the creators of this landmark of the capital of the Netherlands. The Amsterdam Zoo, located in the Plantaga area, can inspire an artist, a sculptor, and a musician to create an ingenious masterpiece. Opened back in 1838 as the garden of the Royal Zoological Society, today it has become a favorite resting place for both townspeople and tourists..


The Dutch know their favorite zoo as Artis. This name appeared at the same time in the 19th century, when the bookseller Gerard Frederick decided to buy land in the suburbs of Amsterdam and set up a garden there..
At first, Artis was an ethnographic museum and a zoological library, and only members of the Royal Scientific Society could visit the park..
In 1852, all comers were allowed to enter Artis, and the first visitors were able to watch with delight deer, monkeys and parrots. In 1859, an aviary with predators appeared, and thirty years later - an aquarium, which today ranks first in the list of its own kind in the world.

Pride and achievement

The Amsterdam Zoo has a butterfly pavilion, where hundreds of species of these amazing creations of nature are presented, and the entire insect exposition is the largest in the world among zoological parks..
The gorilla home is another item of pride for the Artis administration. Western lowland gorillas live here in the company of chimpanzees, and this pavilion is an undeniable success with both toddlers and adults..
Artis has over 900 species of animals, including wild dogs from Africa, snow leopards from Tibet, giant condors from the Andes and Caribbean manatees..

How to get there?

Artis is located in the very center of Amsterdam and his exact address is Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It is separated from Dam Square by about half an hour walk.
The easiest way to get to the Amsterdam Zoo is by tram line 9 from Central Station and by tram 14 from Dam Square. The closest metro station to Artis in Amsterdam is called Waterlooplein.

Helpful information

Zoo opening hours:

  • From November 1 to February 28 - from 09.00 to 17.00.
  • From March 1 to October 31, you can visit Artis from 09.00 to 18.00.

You should pay attention to 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 sunset you can be in the park every summer Saturday.

The price of an adult ticket is 19.95 euros, a child ticket (from 3 to 9 years old) is 16.50. Children under 3 years old enter Artis for free.
Students of some educational institutions in the Netherlands can buy a ticket for only 3 euros, subject to confirmation of the status by a document with a photo.

Services and contacts

Details about the planned events can be found on the official website - www.artis.nl.
Zoo phone +31 900 2784 796.

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