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Tickets for Artis Royal Zoo: Skip The Line

Have a wild visit to this historic and leafy zoo

Artis Royal Zoo



Book now
Skip The Line
Smartphone tickets accepted
Wheelchair accessible
Best time to visit
Between 10:00 - 14:00


  • See over 700 species of animals including lions, zebras, and giraffes and dine to the sounds of birdsong on the restaurant's terrace
  • Learn about the dark world of Amsterdam’s canals in the Aquarium Zone and admire the art collection
  • Walk through 27 historic, monumental buildings and get starry-eyed in the planetarium, which has different shows each day


More than 700 different species of animals call the Artis Zoo home. Well, none of them can actually talk, but they do live here. And on your visit you'll get the chance to visit the penguins, wolves, giraffes and more. There's also an impressive art collection, a zoological library, a planetarium and 26 more historical buildings. It's a history-filled menagerie, in a quiet and quaint canal district - there's a little something for everyone at Artis.

Elephants, penguins, giraffes, alligators and more are onsite here at Europe's oldest zoo. Walk through the leafy environment, among the beautiful buildings and soak up the atmosphere and animal sightings. Built in 1838, Artis has 27 monumental, historic buildings as part of its campus. (This historic significance is sadly lost on most of the residents).

The whole experience is wonderfully wild, yet refined. There's art in its aquarium (alongside the sea creatures), an old-timey zoological library just behind the anteaters, and an excellent restaurant with a terrace overlooking the aviary. Yet another crowd pleaser is the Butterfly Garden – the only place you're likely to find a real life fluttering hairpiece, if one of the hundreds of butterflies lands on your head.


Artis Royal Zoo
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40 (Plantage Middenlaan)


Additional information

How to use your tickets

Show your digital ticket at the entrance.

Opening Hours Artis Royal Zoo

09:00 - 17:00, from March through October open till 18:00.

Opening Hours Micropia

09:00 - 18:00, open till 20:00 Thursday to Saturday.


  • Nearly the whole park is wheelchair accessible
  • Pets are not permitted in the park
  • Service dogs are also not permitted in the park

Customer reviews

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Great family day out lots to see and do, very close encounters with the animals. Staff vertical friendly and helpful. Takes longer than a couple of hrs.

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Het was erg leuk!

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must visit !!!

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Wonderful zoo and planetarium!
Had a great at day out with our daughter(3), will definitely visit again!

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A pleasant experience and a good way of spending some time with children.

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I brought two children, 10 years and one 10 months. We really had a wonderful day at artis. It is exiting and seem to never end. We were walking for 4 hours, and we still didn't get to see everything. It's really fun how you can follow the signs to get to see the different animals. Artis felt like a maze (in an exiting and fun way), so the signs was helpful. My stepson who is 10 years old, took on the job as a 'tour guide', and we were really blown away by all the exotic animals!

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Online ticket enabled us to enter the zoo as quickly as possible as there was no need to join the lengthy queue for tickets. Zoo was in a picturesque location of Amsterdam with a large variety of animals to see. Felt more like a wildlife park than a 'zoo' as the animals were well looked after and given large enclosures to roam around in. Staff were very friendly and happy to talk to you about the animals.

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We went as a group of eight adults and ten kids, and had a really good day out. The parking next to the zoo was fairly easy to get to and only €9 for the whole day. There was plenty to keep all the kids occupied. We had lunch in the restaurant, the food is well prepared and tastes great, not too expensive either. With the play area next to the restaurant the adults could sit for a little while the kids played. Would defiantly recommend it and will visit again next time in Holland

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system worked well, but I did not receive the promised discount, 10%?

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Skipped the line just as promised