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Directions and parking

ARTIS is located 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.

Visiting address

Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
1018 CZ Amsterdam

During peak periods, e.g. school holidays and public holidays, both the ARTIS car park and multi-storey car parks and roads in the neighbourhood fill up quickly. It is therefore a good idea to travel by public transport on peak days. That way you'll spend less time in traffic jams and more time enjoying ARTIS.

Directions by public transport

Tram: Tram 14 (Amsterdam Centraal - Flevopark) stops at the ARTIS, close to the main entrance. Trams 7 (Slotermeer - Azartplein) and 19 (Station Sloterdijk - Diemen Sniep) stop at Alexanderplein, a ten-minute walk from the main entrance.

Metro: The nearest metro station is Waterlooplein. Metros 51, 53 and 54 stop here from Amsterdam Centraal. From the station, it is a ten-minute walk to ARTIS. 

Bus: Buses 22 and 43 run from Amsterdam Centraal to Kadijksplein. From there it is a six-minute walk to ARTIS. 

For door-to-door travel recommendations, see

Accessibility by car

Plan your route with a route planner .


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. The parking lot is located beyond the main entrance (Plantage Kerklaan 40). A number of parking spaces for the disabled are available. There are also six electric car charging spots. These can also be found in regular parking spots, two of which can be found opposite the Plantage.

Parking tickets are available at the ticket window or at the parking ticket machine at the main entrance.

Parking fees 8.30 am until 0.00 am
Members € 12.50
Non-members € 15.00

Micropia visitors can park on the ARTIS parking facility and take advantage of discount parking fees.

Parking fees, other users

€ 6.00 per hour, to be paid at the parking ticket machine at the entrance to the parking facility.