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Tickets for ARTIS Royal Zoo: Skip The Line

Have a wild visit to this historic and leafy zoo

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  • 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.

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ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40 (Plantage Middenlaan), Amsterdam
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Wheelchair accessible
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Getting There

Tram: 9 or 14, Artis.

Opening Hours

ARTIS Royal Zoo:

  • 09:00 - 17:00, March - October until 18:00


  • 09:00 - 18:00, Thursday - Saturday until 20:00
Insider tip

If the weather's nice, pack a picnic lunch and spread out a blanket - there are plenty of leafy green spaces around the zoo grounds to enjoy an al fresco meal.

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Anneliese , United Kingdom
Sep 11, 2017
Loads to see, even seeing different species of animals in the same enclosure but it works. A great place to take children as loads for them to see. We will be coming back.
Sarah , Ireland
Sep 8, 2017
Lovely and spacious zoo with loads to see and explore but a few of the animal enclosures were very small for the lions and jaguar :(
Jennifer , Australia
Sep 5, 2017
Booked online half an hour before our visit and walked straight in. No queue. Tickets on my phone. Simple.
John, Belgium
Sep 5, 2017
Wonderful visit, very well-tended zoo with many facinating creatures. The planetarium show was visually spectacular, but I had difficulty following the Dutch only narration.
Ours was a father-son (25 years old) trip, and the zoo is very family oriented on a Sunday. Mostly locals it seemed, but all the signs had at least some English explanations. With the monkeys and baboons at least, it seemed that they were watching the human adults and children with as much interest as the humans watching them.
Our big error: arriving at 14:30 and not having enough time to visit more than half the exibits before the 18:00 closing time.
My son wants to go back with his girlfriend to see all the animals we missed.
Charu, Netherlands
Sep 3, 2017
Great experience!
Julie, Australia
Aug 25, 2017
I had the tickets on my phone - we walked straight in, no waiting! Love this app and would definitely use it again and recommend it highly.
PETER, United Kingdom
Aug 22, 2017
Showing the tickets on my phone meant we could get in quickly. The zoo is great with a nice range of animals, well set out in nice open pens in most cases. Wel worth the price in my opinion.
Debra, United Kingdom
Aug 16, 2017
The zoo is a great place to visit
Marcin, Netherlands
Aug 15, 2017
Aug 15, 2017
Buying the tickets on line was easy and its quick to get in. Tram stop is a 2 minute walk to the zoo. The zoo is bigger than you expect the larger animals are in very small enclosures and looked a little sad but they appeared clean and well fed. It was good but have also seen a lot better.

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