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Stroll among the shady trees, admire the diversity of plants and animals, travel to the stars, enjoy our heritage. Visit ARTIS-Amsterdam Royal Zoo and experience nature right in the city centre.

admission tickets


Admission tickets are also easy to shop online, and pay directly with iDeal, Mastercard or Visa.

Admission tickets ARTIS ARTIS & Micropia
Normal (10+)  € 20,50 € 27,50
Youth (3-9 years) € 17,00 € 23,50*
0-2 years free free*

*Recommended age for Micropia: 8 years and up.


Asian elephant born

On the 16th of October an Asian elephant was born. The mother and her calf still need to rest, also because they have to get used to each other. This strengthens the bond between mother and young. Also, it is important that the calf drinks. Therefore the elephant stable is not open to visitors the entire day.

Visiting hours (provisional)
The elephant stable can be visited every day between 11 am and 4 pm. Of course, it is also possible that the elephants are outside.


Micropia is the only museum in the world revealing the world of microscopically small life. If you combine your visit to ARTIS-Amsterdam Royal Zoo with Micropia, you will not only make your day extra special but also save big on the usual admission price. Meet your microbes in  Micropia , next to ARTIS-Amsterdam Royal Zoo.

Opening hours

ARTIS-Amsterdam Royal Zoo is open every day.

1st of November until 28th of February:
9 am - 5 pm

1st of March until 31st of October:
9 am - 6 pm

Every Saturday in June, July and August (ZOOmeravonden):
9 am - sunset

Check for opening hours of Micropia.

Summer Nights (ZOOmeravonden)

Every Saturday in June, July and August, ARTIS-Amsterdam Royal Zoo will be open until sunset. Stroll under the centuries-old trees and amidst the historical buildings and enjoy the animals all around you in the evening sun. Have a picnic in the grass, surrounded by plants and flowers that are both beautiful and edible. Well-known Dutch artists will be performing live in the Bandstand, and we will be serving up a special Summer Nights menu featuring pizzas from the outdoor kitchen, locally brewed beer and more. As dusk falls, visit the animal enclosures and discover their night-time rituals. Experience a unique evening in the green heart of Amsterdam. 


Directions & parking

ARTIS-Amsterdam Royal Zoo is located on Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, in the centre of Amsterdam, and is easily accessible by public transport. If you are coming by car, you can park on the ARTIS parking facility.

Directions by public transport

Tram 9 from Amsterdam Central Station and tram 14 from Dam stop at ARTIS-Amsterdam Royal Zoo. Tram 10 also stops a short walk away from ARTIS. The nearest metro station is Waterlooplein. ARTIS is a 10-minute walk from there. For door-to-door travel recommendations, see .


ARTIS-Amsterdam Royal Zoo has its own parking facility. Visitors can take advantage of discount parking fees. The parking facility is only 150 meters away from the main entrance of ARTIS-Amsterdam Royal Zoo. A number of parking spaces for the disabled are available.

Parking fees ARTIS & Micropia visitors  
8.30 am - 11.30 pm € 9,00

Parking tickets are available at the ticket booth and the parking ticket machine at the main entrance, or in the ARTIS shop, upon presentation of your admission ticket.


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.

Visitors can use ARTIS-Amsterdam Royal Zoo’s parking facility.

Opening hours café-restaurant de Plantage:
Mondays - Fridays: from 9 am until 1 am
Saturday and Sunday: from 10 am until 1 am

For special opening hours and further information go to .


You can reach ARTIS-Amsterdam Royal Zoo every day from 9 am until 5 pm.

t. +31 20 52 33 694

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