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Artis Zoo

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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It may be small, there may be other things on your mind when visiting Amsterdam and it might not pack the same punch as other zoos around the world, but Artis Zoo, founded in 1838, is the Netherlands’ oldest zoo and is an attractive oasis of calm in the city centre.

The main thing you’ll notice about this zoo is that it exudes historical character. The two golden eagles perched atop the main entrance gives you a taste of things to come, with the winding paths, majestic trees, fascinating sculptures and historic buildings giving a 19th century atmosphere to the zoo and a calm that’s difficult to find elsewhere in the city.

The animal side isn’t too much to shout about, 700 species is quite a small number but all the main animal species are represented. The aquarium is quite famous and is a nice distraction promising to show you the secret life of the canals. There’s also plenty to see and do at the planetarium, museums and smaller exhibitions within the gardens.

Artis Zoo Website.

Written by  John Johnston.

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How much is admission and what are the hours

my daughter loves animals and wants to go to this very zoo because it is beutiful

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Adults: €18.50

Senior citizens (65+): €17.00

Children 3-9: €15.00

Group discount for 20 people: €1,50 off per person

Discount with CJP-pas: € 1.50 off

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