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ARTIS Summer Nights

This year, the ARTIS Summer Nights are back, continuing the tradition with the nineteenth edition. Every Saturday from 9 July to 3 September, the ARTIS Park will be open until sunset. 

During the golden evening hours, amid the blossoming flowerbeds of the edible garden, up-and-coming Dutch musical talents will take the stage in the ARTIS Music Tent each Saturday. Moreover, every day there will be a varied programme of activities for young and old. The Summer Nights let you experience the lively ARTIS Park in a different light – literally! And no two evenings are the same.

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Children (3 - 12 years old)  ARTIS Members
€ 15,00 € 10,00 free

Please note that with an ARTIS Summer Nights ticket you can enter the ARTIS Park from 4:30 pm. During the day, regular admission prices apply.


Programme Summer Nights 

13 August Remme
20 August Supermoon
27 August Goldkimono
3 September Julian du Perron

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Jazz in the Park 

Talented musicians from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam set the tone for the ARTIS Summer Nights: every Saturday afternoon, they will present a sultry, acoustic jazz session starting at 4:30pm. Several duos will be playing at various locations in the park. 

Where Papegaaienlaan and Muziektent 
When 4.30 - 7 pm 

The Helper Route (for kids 6 to 12) 

What do stinging nettles, griffon vultures and the red panda have in common? They are all important ‘helpers’. You can find all kinds of helpers in nature. Animals, plants and microbes who all help to keep their surroundings in balance. Explore ARTIS Park this summer, meet eight helpers and discover how you can be a helper, too.

Where To be collected at the beginning of the Papegaaienlaan 
When Every day 

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Play with Artis de Partis (for kids 3 to 6) 

Artis de Partis always finds fun things to do in ARTIS Park. This summer, children can discover some of Artis de Partis’ favourite games and activities. Drop by and play together with Artis de Partis! 

Where To be collected at the beginning of the Papegaaienlaan 
When Every day


Evening guided tour

As dusk falls, the ARTIS tour guide will tell you more about the nocturnal rituals of animals and plants. Animals and plants follow a biological rhythm, just like people. Which flowers actually come alive in the evening? Which animals make a sleeping nest every evening? Did you know that even trees seem to ‘sleep’? Discover life in the park at dusk during this evening guided tour. 

Where Apenrots 
When 8.15 pm

Food and drink 

There will be some great summer food and drink during the ARTIS Summer Nights, too. Every Saturday, you’ll find a wide range on offer, such as pizza with herbs from our own edible garden, home-made soup, focaccia bread with dips, or a well-filled picnic bag or crispy potato fries at Het Frietkot. Every Saturday during the summer, there will be a different catering partner on hand to serve the tastiest cold drinks from the outdoor bar; these partners include Brouwerij 't IJ and Lowlander. 

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Picnic Bag

During the Summer Nights, we will sell Picnic Bags for €14.95 each. This is a small bag for 2 people, with the following content: 1 small tub of olives, 1 small tub of nuts, 2 small pull-apart loaves with different home-made dips and 2 vouchers for a beverage of your choice from the bar.

Where To be collected at the end of the Papegaaienlaan
Price € 14,95 
What time 4 - 7 pm