Artis Royal Zoo

Artis Royal Zoo (Natura Artis Magistra)

Come and stroll in nature’s oasis in the midst of the bustling city. See more than 200 species of trees and more than 900 species of animals. Admire the gardens with their flowering bulbs in spring and study their rich vegetation in summer and autumn.


Artis Royal Zoo

Artis boasts some of the most beautiful 19th century architecture in Amsterdam, of which the Aquarium is a fine example. Marvel at the stories nature has to tell you. See giraffes strolling with wildebeest, zebras, springbok and oryx, look under the water of an Amsterdam Canal an study planets and stars in the Planetarium. Or visit an exhibition in the Zoological Museum. Walk among butterflies and experience lemurs up close. Watch children and adults sketching from life. Take your (grand)children to play in one of the playgrounds while you relax under the trees or on a terrace enjoying lunch or a good cup of coffee. Artis Royal Zoo is a truly remarkable place where nature meets culture and where knowledge merges with pleasure.

Tour: Holland in One Sightseeing Tour

Experience the best of the Netherlands on this grand sightseeing tour from Amsterdam. Visit Rotterdam, view Delft pottery, venture to The Hague and marvel at the miniature city of Madurodam on this whirlwind Holland day trip. Your knowledgeable local guide will share anecdotes and history about the attractions you visit and point out other landmarks along the way. This is an ideal way to cover the best of Holland in a short period of time.

From Amsterdam, travel by comfortable coach to Rotterdam, where you’ll take a city tour and see the experimental architecture and eclectic collection of buildings that make Rotterdam unique. You’ll also visit the 606-foot (185-meter) Euromast sightseeing tower for spectacular views of Rotterdam, Rotterdam port and the surrounding area.



Youth (3 to 9 years) € 16,50
Normal (10 +) € 19,95


Students of the ROC Amsterdam, UVA, VU, HVA, Amsterdamse Hogeschool van de Kunsten, Inholland, Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the IPABO € 3,00For IPABO, UVA, VU, ROC Amsterdam, and HvA students the rate is only applied when showing a studentcard (collegekaart) with photo AND a proof of academic enrollment of this year.

For students of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Inholland and Amsterdamse Hogeschool van de Kunsten a studentcard with photo and year of registration is sufficient.

The student fee does not apply during the holidays (northern region), in weekends and on national holidays. In these these periods teachers with exceptional requests who want to enter Artis according to the student rate can contact

Student admission tickets can not be ordered online.

Artis Royal Zoo


By Public Transport

Trams 9 (from Amsterdam Central Station) and 14 (from Dam Square) stop close to Artis at the Artis stop. Tram 10 also stops within walking distance of Artis. The closest metro station is Waterlooplein. It is a 10-minute walk from the metro station to the zoo entrance.

Check for travel directions from door to door. For train timetables to Amsterdam, visit Details on departure times and any rerouted tram or metro lines can be found on

Artis can also be reached by tour boat. Visit the websites of the Artis Zoo Express (operated by Rederij Lovers) and Canal Bus for more information on prices, ticket offices and departure times.

By Car


Artis has its own parking lot. Artis visitors can use the cheaper Artis parking rate. The parking lot is only 150 meters from the zoo entrance. The entrance to the meeting rooms is another 300 meters down the street, around the corner at Plantage Middenlaan 41a-43.


from 08.30 to 18.30 hrs and during evening opening hours
members € 7,00
non-members € 9,00
from 18.30 to 08.30 hrs

€ 4.00 per hour
Parking tickets are available at the cash desk or shop in Artis Royal Zoo on presentation of your admission ticket.

€ 4.00 per hourpay at the parking ticket machine



All the toilet facilities have wheelchair access and a baby changing area. Toilet facilities are located in the Planetarium, the large Two Cheetahs restaurant, the Butterfly Pavilion and the Aquarium.


All of our restaurants provide high chairs and facilities for heating up baby food. Open-top children’s carts are available for loan in several locations in the zoo (see reverse).All lavatories include baby-changing stations.


Most areas of the zoo are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available for loan at the entrance. The disabled parking spaces in the car park are subject to normal parking charges. Dogs (including guide dogs) are not permitted on the grounds. All lavatories are wheelchair accessible.


The volunteers at the Visitor Information Center will be happy to answer all your questions. The centre also sells assorted ‘Artis de Partis’ merchandise.


If you join Artis as a member, you will have unlimited entry to Artis for a full year, in addition to supporting Artis and enjoying a variety of benefits. Join Artis today and receive a refund of the admission fee. Visit the ticket booth for more information.


Get your special Artis-souvenir in the shop. Apart from the popular character ‘Artis de Partis’, the shop sells many souvenirs as greeting cards, posters, books, toys and others. Artis members receive a 10% discount on all purchases (except books).


If you require medical assistance, please notify one of our employees, who will then contact the First Aid Station on the Artis grounds.


Artis is currently undergoing major renovations to create more space for animals, plants, education and heritage. Due to these activities, some areas may not be accessible during your visit.


Please consider the following rules when visiting Artis.

  • The animals are on a balanced diet, and any food you give them will damage their health.
  • Please do not shout or knock on windows.
  • Please do not walk through the flowerbeds or vegetation.
  • Taking photographs and shooting video images is permitted only for personal. Any other use requires the permission of Artis.

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