ARTIS Amsterdam Zoo
Have you ever heard of an axolotl, a Chinese muntjac or a Goeldi’s marmoset? These animals usually can’t be found in the Netherlands, but you could still meet them anyway, because these, and other, wild animals can be found in ARTIS Amsterdam. The perfect day out for the spring holidays or the weekend. Are you visiting our capital city? Park your car affordably at Parking Centrum Oosterdok, our rates start from €20 per day.
Amsterdam Zoo: the oldest zoo in the Netherlands
ARTIS was founded in 1883, and is therefore the oldest zoo in the Netherlands. You can now find more than 500 different animals from various countries and continents here, and the park attracts about 1.4 million visitors every year. In 2015, ARTIS was voted best zoo in the Benelux by TripAdvisor, and the park is currently in the top 25 of best zoos in Europe.
A day at the Zoo
Have you ever wondered why exotic birds have such bright colours or why elephants make trumpet sounds? When you visit ARTIS, you’ll learn everything about the animals during the animal stories. During these short classes of 15 minutes, the zoo-keepers share their animal stories and answer all of your questions.
Besides this activity, the park also has a programme featuring workshops, tours and performances. Wondering what you can all do and experience? Check the programme.
Opening hours and Accessibility
ARTIS is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm. The zoo is centrally located in Amsterdam at:
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
1018 CZ Amsterdam
More information or want to buy tickets online? Visit the official website.
Parking nearby ARTIS at Parking Centrum Oosterdok
Are you visiting ARTIS during the spring holidays or in the weekend? Park at Parking Centrum Oosterdok. When you park your car for more than six hours but fewer than 24 hours, you’ll pay just €20 per day.
Our car park is located in the centre of the city, within walking distance of the best locations and activities in Amsterdam. From Parking Centrum Oosterdok you can walk to the zoo via the IJtunnel. Click here for the walking route.