Artis is a place for nature, culture and heritage to come together. Natura Artis Magistra is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands, located in the heart of Amsterdam. Each tree, animal, building, microbe and planet tells its own story, and these stories of Artis have existed since 1838. Be amazed by the many animal species who live with and amongst each other in the Monkey- and Birdhouse. Discover the smallest organisms in Micropia, the first microbe museum in the world. Travel through space in the Planetarium. Watch the giraffes with the zebras, ostriches and he-goats on the Savanna. Surround yourself with hundreds of fluttering butterflies in the Butterfly pavilion. Admire the tropical fish in the monumental Aquarium. Experience nature and discover her meaning to our society. A deeper understanding of nature leads to more respect for everything that lives. The story of Artis is a story about ourselves.
Artis: 1 Nov - 29 Feb : 9:00 - 17:00
Artis: 1 Mar - 31 Okt : 9:00 - 18:00
Micropia: Sun - Mon : 9:00 - 18:00
Micropia: Thur - Sat : 9:00 - 20:00
Artis is open every day of the year. On New Year's Eve open from 9:00 - 16:00. During ZOOmeravonden (Summer evenings) - every saturday in June, July and August - the zoo is open from 9:00 - sunset.