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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Brilliant place. Went when it was sunny and a nice crisp Autumn day. So many animals and all looks clean and healthy. Loads to see and do. Really well worth the visit. Would highly recommend. more »
Les enclos sont petits, les animaux sont nombreux mais sont-ils heureux ? ... Rien n'est moins sûr ... more »The pens are small, the animals are numerous but are they happy? ... Nothing is less certain ...
Architecture great and the animals were also great. Not the largest zoo ever but it was great fun and easy to get to (just on the 14 tram). A really nice feature is that the enclosures don't all have high fencing and so on. so it feels a lot more open than many UK zoos
A great day out in a quality zoo. Maybe not the best zoo in the world, but there's something for everyone and it will not disappoint. Friendly staff, as one would expect, and plenty of places to get something quick to eat or drink. Highly recommended for a nice way to spend an afternoon.
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