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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 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.
Youth (3 to 9 years) € 18,50
Normal (10 +) € 22
Children under 3 are free.
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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.
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.
PARKING CHARGES FOR VISITORS TO ARTIS ROYAL ZOO
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.
TICKET PARKING CHARGES FOR OTHER USERS
€ 4.00 per hourpay at the parking ticket machine
BABIES AND CHILDREN
All restaurants at Artis provide high chairs and facilities for heating up baby food. Open-top children’s strollers are available for loan in several locations in the zoo. All lavatories include baby-changing stations.
Most areas of the zoo are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs can be rented 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.
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER
The volunteers at the Visitor Information Center will be happy to answer all your questions. The centre also sells assorted ‘Artis de Partis’ merchandise.
RESPECT FOR ANIMALS AND PLANTS
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.
- Photographs and videos shot at Artis are permitted only for personal uses. Any other use requires the written permission of Artis.