The Artis Royal Zoo is Amsterdam’s only zoo and the biggest zoo in the Netherlands. It is in the Plantage neighborhood in the East of the city, very near the Plantage Kerklaan tram stop. The Artis is a wonderland of plants and animals set among stunning examples of 19th century Dutch architecture. In addition to over 900 species of animals and 200 species of plants, the zoo boasts playgrounds, a planetarium, and notable restaurants and cafes. A great place to spend the day outdoors in Amsterdam, especially if you are visiting with kids.
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
1018 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Artis is located in the center of Amsterdam at Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, only a few minutes from Dam Square. Artis has its own parking lot and is also easy to reach by public transport.
Accessibility by Public Transport
Tram 9 from Amsterdam Central Station the Plantage Kerklaan stop. Trams 10 and 14 also stop close to the Artis. The closest metro station is Waterlooplein, about a 10-minute walk from the zoo entrance. Artis can also be reached by tour boat: Artis Zoo Express (operated by Rederij Lovers) and Canal Bus both operate tour boat service to the Artis Royal Zoo.
1 April to 31 October9 a.m. – 6 p.m 1 November to 31 March9 a.m. – 5 p.m 31 December9 a.m. – 4 p.m New Year’s Day10 a.m. – 5 p.m Saturdays during June, July and August9 a.m. – sundown
Youth (3 to 9 years) € 15,50 Adult (10 to 64 years) € 18,95 Senior (65 +) € 17,50
Students of UvA, VU and HvA receive a € 2.50 euro discount.