Artis Zoo in Amsterdam

Comprising zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, planetarium; get set for a day trip with kids

Comprising zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, planetarium; get set for a day trip with kids | Photo credit: Arjan Haverkamp/wikimedia

Artis Zoo Overview

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Over 175 years old, Artis Zoo is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands and also among the oldest in Europe. Artis Zoo is home to over 700 species of fauna and 200 species of flora. It is divided into various sections including the zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, planetarium and zoological museum. It is a great place to visit especially if you are travelling with kids. It also gives a good break from the fast paced city life as it is situated right in the centre of the city.

It is advisable to take a free guided tour of the zoo premises. These tours take place on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am.

  • Opening Closing Time 9 am to 5 pm, daily

  • Movie Connect

    The song Ladki Kyon from the Bollywood flick Hum Tum features Artis Zoo and Aquarium in the backdrop.
  • Entrance Fee Adult: € 19.50; Child (3 - 9 years): €15.95; Child (upto 2 years): free entry

Zoo/Aquarium For Kids

Location

Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, Amsterdam 1018 CZ, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)