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Become a friend of ARTIS

ARTIS is a place where young meets old. It forms a unique green oasis at the core of the city and has served as a backyard to countless generations – including to you, perhaps. Become a friend now to help ensure ARTIS's continued existence.

What is your fondest memory of ARTIS?

Did you go on a school trip and see a giraffe up close for the first time in your life? Did you go down on one knee near Flamingo Terrace to ask your partner for their hand in marriage? Did you visit with your children each week to watch the Japanese macaques on Monkey Island wash their food? Become a friend of ARTIS now to make sure that this place full of fond memories and stories will be around for many years to come.

Friends of ARTIS receive the following benefits:

  • an invitation for you and one guest to visit an annual friends event at ARTIS;
  • an invitation for you and one guest to attend an annual lecture at ARTIS;
  • a biannual newsletter by email with the latest news about renovations at ARTIS.

become a friend

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Ongoing renovation is vital

Following extensive restoration work to such monumental buildings as the Forest House, Bird House and Ledenlokalen, we recently completed work on the outdoor enclosure of the Asian elephants and the new jaguar enclosure.

The Small Mammal House, the Owl Ruins and the red-faced spider monkey enclosure are also due an upgrade. The list does not end there: in the venerable Aquarium, salinity has taken its toll on the central foundation, which is in urgent need of replacement after 134 years.

If you would like to make a donation towards these renovations, you can do so at one of the money spinners inside the park.

One-off donation

To support ARTIS with a one-off donation, please transfer your gift to account number NL72RABO0162113501.