Although zoos were introduced initially for enjoyment in urban centers, they have since become an opportunity for urban residents to discover a little about the ecologies outside of the secluded, substantive world in which they live. Children can be motivated from a young age to think via individually tailored operations about environmental problems. Considering the importance of zoos, many new zoos are being initiated and working for the betterment of society.
Adres: Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam
Geopend: 1 mei 1838
Oppervlakte: 14 hectare
ARTIS is a zoo in the center of Amsterdam, acronym for Natura Artis Magistra. It is the Netherlands ‘ oldest zoo also being one of Europe’s oldest zoos. Besides the zoo, there is also an aquarium and a planetarium at ARTIS. Moreover, ARTIS also has an arboretum and an art collection that is quite big and candy to the eyes.
The Royal Zoo of ARTIS Amsterdam is open daily, including holidays. The usual opening time on weekdays is 9 am to 6 am, however on holidays such as the 31st of December; the zoo is open from 9 am to 4 pm.
Located in the center of Amsterdam, ARTIS is readily reachable by public transport. You can park at the ARTIS parking unit if you’re coming by your vehicle.
Directions By Public Transports
ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo stops at tram 14 from Amsterdam Central Station. Tram 7 and 19 stops are just a short walk away from ARTIS. Waterlooplein is the closest subway station as ARTIS is a 10-minute walk away.
On-time peak periods, such as college holidays and public holidays, the neighborhoods of ARTIS car park as well as multi-story vehicle parks and highways rapidly fill up. Hence, traveling by public transit on peak days is a better idea. So if you’re going to spend less time on traffic jams and more time exploring ARTIS.
An ARTIS membership allows you to visit ARTIS as much as you like throughout the year; plus, you can enjoy a lot of advantages. This membership can be perfect for you, considering the discounts you get on the parking fees as well.
How to get the membership?
Go to the closest Micropia or ARTIS ticket counter to get your membership. One of the ARTIS employees will take your image and create your membership pass on the spot, so you can immediately begin relishing the membership advantages. For ages 3-17, the charges for only ARTIS membership are€ 51.00 while the fees for ARTIS and micropia both are € 61.00.
How to pay for the membership?
Eight weeks before your present registration ends, you can pay the premium for the next year. This can be performed promptly and effortlessly via your My ARTIS profile or at the ticket office of ARTIS. If you pay by bank transfer, four weeks before the beginning of the new registration year, the premium will be subtracted from your budget. My ARTIS is currently only accessible in the Netherlands.