How to visit Artis with your City Card

You are required to book a timeslot in advance in order to visit ARTIS with your City Card. You can reserve a start time via  Select your location (ARTIS) and click on I already have an ticket’ to reserve an additional start time. Please make sure your City Card is valid at the time of your visit.

For children (0-2 years for free / 3 – 9 years €20) a valid admission ticket and start time reservation is mandatory. If you don’t have a ticket, please book online and select I want to buy tickets 

Visit the zoo in Amsterdam

ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo was the first zoo to be established in the Netherlands, and it’s located right in the centre of Amsterdam. It’s a place where nature and cultural heritage come together; a place where history has been created since 1838 and where new stories are created daily. Come experience them for yourself.

More than a Zoo

Be amazed by the many species living side by side in the Forest House and Bird House. Discover the tiniest organisms at ARTIS-Micropia, the world's only microbe museum. Take a trip through space inside the ARTIS-Planetarium. Watch the giraffes, zebras, ostriches and springboks intermingling on the Savannah. Feel the fluttering of countless wings in the Butterfly Pavilion. Admire the tropical fish swimming in the vast Aquarium. Stroll through the historical city park with its centuries-old trees and wealth of plants. Delight your taste buds at café-restaurant de Plantage. Or relax in a chair near the fountain on Artisplein.

Experience nature and discover its significance for our civilisation – because a better understanding of nature fosters greater respect for all life around us. The story of ARTIS is a story about ourselves.