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ARTIS during World War II

During World War II, the gates of ARTIS did remain open; but not for everyone. Secretly, ARTIS accommodated many people on the run, both resistance fighters and Jews. In order not to forget this time, ARTIS pays attention to it every year.

How and where did the people hide? And how did the animals fare during wartime? Learn more in an audio tour and in guided tours in Dutch and English.

Audio tour

The audio tour takes you to ARTIS at the time of the Second World War. In nine stories, spread throughout the park, he tells what happened in ARTIS then. Don't forget your phone and earphones.

When 26 April to June 14
Where various locations in ARTIS 
Important don't forget your phone and headphones
Language Dutch and English 

Guided tour

Listen to the different stories of the people and animals who survived at ARTIS and see the buildings and animal enclosures with different eyes.

When Saturday April 27 to Sunday May 5
Where start at the Apenrots
What time on weekends at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
on weekdays at 1 p.m.
Language Dutch and English 
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Nationaal Archief / Collectie Spaarnestad Photo