ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo


Stroll among the shady trees, admire the diversity of plants and animals, travel to the stars.



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

The zookeeper presents

Come and listen to the zookeeper’s wonderful stories.
Talks are given at various times next to animal enclosures and are sometimes combined with feeding or training sessions.
All talks are in Dutch, but questions can be asked in English.

The schedule for the zookeeper presents varies every day.
Collect a ‘daily news’ at the entrance and see which tour you could join.


Wander around the Artisplein – no ticket required – and the city around you changes.
There, you’ll make contact with living nature. Time will seem to tick by more slowly.
You’ll see buildings, people, and city life with new eyes. From a more historical, more complete perspective.
Enjoy the plane trees and the softly murmuring fountain as you soak up the sun.
Be inspired by the environment that connects nature, the city and you yourself as an inseparable whole.

Artisplein is open daily from 7 am until 11.30 pm.

Café-restaurant de Plantage

Among the old sycamore trees, in the exquisite historic Ledenlokalen on the Plantage Kerklaan, you will find café-restaurant de Plantage.

Café-restaurant de Plantage has a spacious terrace next to a large aviary with meadow birds from North Holland,
while the trees and animals of ARTIS are all within walking distance and earshot.
From inside the unique 19th-century wooden sun lounge you have a grand and green view of the freely accessible Artisplein.

Ticket type

ARTIS-Park, Micropia, Combination ticket

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