route and accessibility

Artis is located in the heart of Amsterdam at Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, only a 25-minute walk or a 10 minute tramride from Dam Square. Artis has its own parking lot and is also easy to reach by public transport.

accessibility by public transport

Trams 9 (from Amsterdam Central Station) and 14 (from Dam Square) stop close to Artis at the Artis stop. Tram 10 also stops within walking distance of Artis. The closest metro station is Waterlooplein. It is a 10-minute walk from the metro station to the zoo entrance.

Check for travel directions from door to door. For train timetables to Amsterdam, visit Details on departure times and any rerouted tram or metro lines can be found on

Artis can also be reached by tour boat. Visit the website of Canal Bus for more information on prices, ticket offices and departure times.

accessibility by car

Artis Royal Zoo on a bigger map


Artis has its own parking lot. Artis visitors can use the cheaper Artis parking rate. The parking lot is only 150 meters from the zoo entrance. The entrance to the meeting rooms is another 300 meters down the street, around the corner at Plantage Middenlaan 41a-43.

parking charges for visitors to Artis Royal Zoo

from 08.30 to 00.00 hrs and during evening opening hours

members € 7,00
non-members            € 9,00

from 00.00 to 08.30 hrs

€ 4.00 per hour

Parking tickets are available at the cash desk or shop in Artis Royal Zoo on presentation of your admission ticket.

ticketparking charges for other users

€ 4.00 per hourpay at the parking ticket machine

in the heart of Amsterdam

Artis ligt in het hart van Amsterdam aan de Plantage Kerklaan 38-40. Artis beschikt over een eigen parkeerterrein en is ook goed bereikbaar per openbaar vervoer.

Plan your route to Artis. »

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Natura Artis Magistra thanks: Bank Giro Loterij

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