Amsterdam Artis Zoo

Amsterdam Artis Zoo is a great attraction to visit with children (or without).The first zoological garden in the Netherlands and the oldest in Europe, Artis Zoo is an oasis of peace and a family-friendly attraction. Visit tigers, lions and pumas or watch the chimpanzees swinging from tree to tree. Come in spring and witness the blossoming of the trees. Artis is ‘pure nature’ right in the heart of Amsterdam.

Artis Zoo and Canal Cruise

Make the most of your trip to Amsterdam; Canal Cruise, tram ride and Artis Zoo – three attractions very much liked by kids of any age (and their parents). Skip the often long waiting lines and buy your tickets online. Tickets for the Canal Cruise and Artis Zoo are valid any day.

Nature is the Teacher of Science

Natura Artis Magistra (Nature is the Teacher of Science), better known as Artis is home to 900 species of animals. More than 200 different trees tranform this Zoo into a lush garden where animals have a pleasant home and where visitors like to stroll. Extremely kid-friendly; Artis Amsterdam is the perfect day out for the whole family.

Lions, Butterflies and Sharks

One moment you imagine yourself is darkest Africa surrounded by lions and tigers, the next moment butterflies fluttering around and feeding on nectar from exotic flowers and then you are surrounded by corals and reefs inhabited by sharks. This is not just imagination; all this comes to life in Artis – in the butterfly garden, the aquarium and the savannah.

Artis de Partis

Be sure to take home with you an Artis de Partis souvenir. Someone lost Artis de Partis, a cuddly sweet little animal, and never came back to claim it. Now promoted to Artis’ favourite mascot, Artis de Partis is a much cherished cuddly toy and a lovely souvenir key ring.


Natura Artis Magistra, Artis Amsterdam Zoo

Plantage Kerklaan 38-40

1018 CZ Amsterdam

Opening hours: Daily 09.00-18.00

Every Saturday in June, July and August: 9 am-sunset.

Photo credit: Aaron Logan flickr