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Artis (Amsterdam Zoo)

  • Plantage Kerklaan 38-40 Map It
  • Plantage
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The name of this zoo, the first in the Netherlands, is short for Natura Artis Magistra ("Nature is the Teacher of the Arts"). Founded in 1838, the park hass more than 900 species of animals, more than 200 species of trees, a butterfly pavilion, an insectarium, and beautiful 19th-century architecture, of which the aquarium is a fine example. The Micropia, the world's first museum dedicated to microbes, has lots of interactive exhibits.

Sight Information


Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, Amsterdam, North Holland, 1018 CZ, Netherlands

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Sight Details:

  • €19.95 zoo only, €27 zoo and Micropia
  • Mar.–Oct., daily 9–6; Nov.–Feb., daily 9–5. ZOOmeravond June–Aug., Sat. evening until sunset

Published 11/18/2015


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