ARTIS: NL's oldest zoo in the heart of Amsterdam

In Amsterdam's Plantage neighborhood you will find ARTIS, the oldest zoo in the Netherlands. Founded in 1838, the zoo's facilities include an aquarium, a planetarium and a zoological museum.


ARTIS is much more than just a zoo. In the oldest zoo in the Netherlands, you will get to know 700 different animal species and as many as 200 species of trees and plants. Enjoy a walk through this beautiful park in the heart of the city while watching lions, elephants, giraffes, gorillas, seals and many other animals.

Is the weather cold or rainy? No problem. You can also visit a fantastic butterfly garden there as well as an impressive aquarium. The latter is full of exotic marine life and you can also find an exhibition focusing on the city's relationship with water.


Micropia & Groote Museum
Micropia is a science museum in Amsterdam where the public can learn about microscopic organisms. Groote Museum is the museum of big questions. Go on a personal expedition and discover similarities with humans and nature.

You'll find ARTIS within walking distance of the World Museum, Hortus Botanicus, Jewish Museum and Holocaust Museum in the Plantage neighborhood.

Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, Amsterdam
In the neighbouhood

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Amsterdam Center

The center of Amsterdam is a busy district close to the central train station, with lively bars and laid-back restaurants. Tourists of all nationalities watch street performers on Dam Square, near the 17th-century Royal Palace and the Gothic New Church. Shoppers can indulge at the stores...


Summer evening at Artis: discover the zoo in a different light

Evening sensory experience walk among animals

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The 20th edition of the ARTIS Summer Nights is all about Planetary Health: the pursuit of a healthy future for the Earth and all its inhabitants. In addition to the usual highlights such as live music and picnics on the lawn, this summer Artis offers a range of activities to reconnect with nature.

July 8 to September 2, 2024

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Groote Museum: Discover agreements man and nature

At the ARTIS-Great Museum, experience the connection all other life on earth


The Groote Museum is a unique addition to the city's cultural and scientific scene. Located next to the historic Artis Zoo, the Groote Museum offers visitors an in-depth look at the relationship between humans and nature.

Plantage Middenlaan 41, Amsterdam

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Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, Amsterdam


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