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Zoo Artis in the center of Amsterdam is home to over 700 different animal species. Enjoy penguins, wolves, giraffes and many more beautiful animals.

But this great zoo has much more to offer: check out the impressive art collection, fun playgrounds, the zoological library, the planetarium and the 26 other historic buildings. Due to its location in the Amsterdam canals, this zoo is really special. Don’t forget to visit the Butterfly Garden – one of the biggest crowd pullers. View the most beautiful butterflies, which regularly flutter on your head.

Entrance fees to the ARTIS Zoo

The entrance fee is € 24.00 per adult. It is wise to buy your ticket in advance so that you do not have to wait in line for the cashier.

Adults (> 10 years)€ 24,00Buy ticket
Children (3 to 9 years old)€ 20,50Buy ticket
Children (0 to 2 years old)free

Reserve your timeslot

To visit Artis you must reserve your day and time slot of arrival in advance. Check the availability of tickets below.

Parking at ARTIS

ARTIS is located in the Plantagebuurt, the cultural garden of Amsterdam. ARTIS is easily accessible by public transport and has its own parking lot.

Parking fee€ 15.00


The zoo’s navigation address is:

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