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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.

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

ARTIS ticket booth online
Normal (10+)  € 21,50 € 20,50
Youth (3-9 years) € 18,00 € 17,00
0-2 years free free

admission tickets

ARTIS & Micropia ticket booth online
Normal (10+)  € 28,50 € 27,50
Youth (3-9 years) € 24,50* € 23,50*
0-2 years free* free*

*Recommended age for Micropia: 8 years and up.


ARTIS loves all forms of life. But how should we see life?


New enclosure

The three female Asian elephants explore their new outdoor enclosure at ARTIS. On the day they first set foot in in it, the gates opened and they flapped their ears as they stepped into their new living environment. This behaviour is a sign of positive excitement. The calf ran back into the indoor enclosure several times, closely followed by her mother and sister; elephants have a strong social bond. The enclosure contains a mud pool, a scratching tree and Amsterdam canal water to swim in. The water is deep enough for the elephants to swim. 

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Guided tour of ARTIS

Join a tour guide on a walk through the park and listen to all the remarkable stories about ARTIS. Every monument and work of art has a fascinating history. And no two tours of ARTIS are ever alike. There are always new plants in flower, newly born animals and new species to admire. Our tour guides will tell you about the preferences of each animal and what the animal keepers do to encourage natural behaviours. The tours are also available in English.

When every Saturday and Sunday at 2.00 pm
  except during holiday periods and special events
  approximately 60 minutes
Where the tour begins in front of the elephant stable


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.


Micropia is the only museum of microbes in the world.

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)

In June, July and August, ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo will be open every Saturday until sunset. There will be workshops for children and performances by famous artists and emerging musicians. Picnic in the grass or order a pizza from our outdoor kitchen. While you're here, learn to grow your own edible garden, or attend a talk by a veterinarian, microbiologist or plant expert, who can tell you all about our edible gardens. The evening concludes with a special guided tour of the park at twilight. Off to ARTIS!


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 6 pm.

t. +31 20 52 33 694

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