ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo is an iconic zoo and botanical garden founded in 1838. It is the Netherlands' oldest zoo and one of the oldest in the world, featuring a number of historic buildings and architectural gems that provide a dose of Dutch culture alongside the incredible wildlife encounters.
Located in the heart of the city, ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo covers an area of over 10 hectares and is home to some 700 species of animals, including Asian elephants, African penguins, net giraffes, jaguars, and more. The zoo is also renowned for its botanical gardens, which contain some of the world's rarest trees and exotic plants.
The zoo has a variety of interactive exhibitions, including a Planetarium, Aquarium, Geological Museum, Insectarium, and a Butterfly Pavilion. There are also lots of educational and recreational activities for kids, including a petting zoo, playgrounds, and an interactive science center.