ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo + Micropia

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ARTIS is a place that forges connections, where we inventively bring nature closer

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About ARTIS

ARTIS is a place that forges connections, where we inventively bring nature closer and prompt debate about how people appreciate, understand and treat nature.
Over 1.3 million people visit ARTIS-Park and Micropia every year.

Mission and vision

Our mission and vision are based on the concept Natura Artis Magistra: Nature is the teacher of art and science.
The film below illustrates ARTIS’ mission and vision.

 

Guided tour of ARTIS

Join a tour guide on a walk through the park and listen to all the remarkable stories about ARTIS.
Every monument and work of art has a fascinating history.
And no two tours of ARTIS are ever alike.
There are always new plants in flower, newly born animals and new species to admire.
Our tour guides will tell you about the preferences of each animal and what the zookeepers do to encourage natural behaviors.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday at 2.00 pm
Except during holidays and special events
Approximately 60 minutes
Where: The tour begins in front of the elephant stable

Wat is Micropia?

Micropia is the only museum of its kind, displaying the invisible world of micro-organisms.

Museum of microbes

The only museum of microbes, in the centre of Amsterdam.

You can’t see them, but they’re here.
They are on you. In you. And you’ve got more than a hundred thousand billion of them.
They’re with you when you eat, when you breathe, when you kiss.
They are everywhere. On your hands. And in your belly.
And they meddle in everything.
They shape your world:
what you smell, and what you taste;
whether you get sick, or get better.
They can save us or destroy us.
Microbes: the smallest and most powerful organisms on our planet.
We know very little about them,
but can learn so much from them.
About our health, alternative energy sources, and much more.
When you look  from really close,
a new world is revealed to you.
More beautiful and spectacular than you could ever have imagined.
Welcome to Micropia.
The only museum of microbes, in the centre of Amsterdam.

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