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Plan your visit

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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Opening hours

ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo is open every day, including holidays.

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

31st of December: 9 am - 4 pm
1st of January: 10 am - 5 pm


Mondays through Wednesdays
9 am - 6 pm

Thursdays through Saturdays
9 am - 8 pm

9 am - 6 pm

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!


ARTIS admission fees

Admission tickets can easily be ordered online and paid for directly using iDeal, Mastercard or Visa.

ARTIS ticket booth online
Normal (10+)  € 23,00 € 21,00
Youth (3-9 years) € 19,50 € 17,50
0-2 years free free

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ARTIS & Micropia ticket booth online
Normal (10+)  € 29,50 € 27,50
Youth (3-9 years) € 25,50* € 23,50*
0-2 years free* free*

*Recommended age for Micropia: 8 years and up.

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From the youngest infants to adult students from numerous degree programmes, dozens of people come to ARTIS every day to learn about nature. ARTIS offers an extensive educational programme. And a day's learning in ARTIS can also be a day without hassle, because parking and lunch can all be arranged in advance.

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Wheelchair users

The ARTIS grounds are mostly wheelchair accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available at the ticket desk, subject to a € 1,00 security deposit. Please note that wheelchairs cannot be booked in advance.

The car park has five disabled parking spaces, for which regular ARTIS parking fees apply.

How to get there

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  
1st of November until 28th of February: 8.30 am - 11.30 pm € 9,00
1st of March until 31st of October: 8.30 am - 11.30 pm € 10,00

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.


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.

Accessibility by car

Plan your route with a route planner .

Assistance dogs and other animals/pets

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Assistance dogs and/or other animals/pets are not allowed in ARTIS. Many of the animals live in open or semi-open enclosures/cages. Visitors wander among the free-ranging animals in the Ape House and Bird House, on Lemurland and the Children's Farm, in the Butterfly Pavilion and the Bennett's Wallaby enclosure. Visitors can also see the pelicans and black-tailed prairie dogs in semi-open enclosures. Some animals and birds, such as guineafowl, roam freely through the whole park. In principle, the animals at ARTIS are wild animals and usually not tame. Unfamiliar dogs and/or other animals/pets could cause them to panic. This means that not even guide dogs for the blind or visually impaired are allowed into ARTIS. For this reason, blind or visually impaired visitors to ARTIS may be accompanied by one person free of charge. Despite the new law coming into force in 2017, exempting assistance dogs from public spaces protection orders, assistance dogs are not allowed in ARTIS. Assistance dogs are allowed in Micropia and on Artisplein, however.