Visit the zoo in Amsterdam

ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo in Amsterdam is home to some 750 species of animals, including zebras, giraffes, elephants and chimpanzees, making it an immensely popular attraction for kids and animal lovers. But there's more to ARTIS than animals, as it's also home to 300 species of trees and many gardens that blossom beautifully every spring and summer. You won’t find another spot in Amsterdam that has more nature per square metre.


Clean air for all. As from 4 April, ARTIS is a smoke-free park.

Explore the animal kingdom

One of the great qualities of ARTIS is that it creates natural living environments for the animals, which you can experience too. One moment you’re at an African savannah with wildebeest, zebras and gazelles, the next moment you’re in the ARTIS-Aquarium  surrounded by coral reefs and sharks. In there you also get an impression of what kind of animals live in the waters of Amsterdam's canals.

More than a Zoo

ARTIS is also home to the biggest Planetarium in the Netherlands and a wealth of well-preserved 19th century architecture. Next door you'll find the ARTIS-Micropia museum, which focuses on the microscopic world. And beyond the zoo's walls, the Plantage district is one of the leafiest and pretty neighbourhoods in all of Amsterdam. "