Enjoy an unforgettable day in one of the oldest and most fascinating zoos in Europe and discover the invisible world of microbes at Micropia.
- One of the oldest zoos in the world with historical buildings and monuments
- Hundreds of different animal species in the city centre
- Visit the world’s first and only museum of microbes
- Discover the hidden world of microbes
Child ticket for 3-12 year olds
0-2 year olds enter for free with a paying adult
Monday - Sunday: 9.00 - 17.00
Monday - Sunday: 10.00 - 17.00
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- Free access to bathroom
- Wheelchair friendly
The perfect mix of nature and culture
Combine a day at ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo, the oldest zoo of the Netherlands, with a visit of Micropia, the world’s first and only museum about microbes. ARTIS is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Amsterdam. The zoo was founded in 1838 and is home to thousands of animals from 550 different species and over 700 trees and plant types. It also features a planetarium as well as a zoological museum and several monuments.
Enjoy a relaxing day at the zoo, away from hustle and bustle of the Dutch capital. Pay a visit to the giraffes and zebras in the Savanna, marvel at the strength of elephants and the agility of jaguars or visit the enchanting butterfly pavilion. Learn more about the animals’ natural living environments and the zoo’s efforts to preserve endangered species and biodiversity.
Furthermore, the zoo includes a fascinating planetarium where you are escorted on an adventure in space. Travel across the stars, moons, planets and even entire galaxies faster than the speed of light.
More than meets the eye
You can’t see them yet trillions of them are all around and on us: microbes. Around two-thirds of life on earth consists of microorganism that you cannot see without a microscope. Micropia is the world’s first museum completely dedicated to microbes and is an unforgettable experience for adults and children alike. Micropia was founded in 2014 and reveals a whole new world to its visitors.
Microbes are all around us and an integral part of life. Find out what the microorganisms have to do with your breakfast and how they protect your skin or how many of them live on your phone. Collect your favourite microbes and find all their diverse eggs during an egg hunt, create your own collection and bring them to life on the Microbe Wall.
Micropia is a high-tech and immersive multimedia experience that will let you enter the realm of what’s usually hidden from our eyes. Modern microscopes, interactive displays and state-of-the-art equipment bring the world of our powerful little neighbours to life, making the award winning exhibitions an unforgettable experience for the whole family!
Book your ARTIS Royal Zoo + Micropia combi tickets here
Crown your trip to the Dutch capital with a visit to the ARTIS Royal Zoo and Micropia which are conveniently located next to each other. Visit both of these unique attractions in Amsterdam for a great value price and discover life around you from a new perspective. Purchase your combination tickets now to ensure availability, avoid long queues at the ticket counter and spend an unforgettable day in Amsterdam!
Average rating from Tripadvisor and Google
Go visit - you won’t be disappointed!
We spent a couple of hours walking round the zoo and it really was a delight. There are lots of animals, all in a fabulous setting. We enjoyed watching the gorilla’s, they were content in eating their way into their enrichment. It must have been some kind of sweet/savoury liquid, it was encased in a flat tube and they had to use a piece of stick to get to their reward. The jaguar gave us a right fright as we walked down a dark passageway to see it walking towards us! We couldn’t see the glass, but were very happy when we did! We would have stayed longer but it absolutely chucked it down. Definitely recommend. And what a great idea of the little pull along trucks for little ones to sit in whilst going round the zoo! Genius!Feb 22, 2024
Going in the winter isn't brilliant. Also went not long after opening time which was probably a mistake. A lot of the animals still indoors and there's no access to the public for most of the enclosures. Spent a couple of hours there and was only able to see about 50% of the animals. But most importantly, they all looked well cared for and had a good amount of space to move around.Feb 19, 2024
Lovely city centre zoo.
I'm glad we visited this zoo. It's small but well laid out. On the day we visited it was raining rather heavily, so it wasn't too busy. There are lots of animals to see, and the ones we saw all looked well cared for and happy. Because of the weather there were some 'no shows' but who can blame them for not wanting to come outside in the rain! The aquarium is undergoing renovation atm, so that wasn't open. We took shelter in the small mammals walk through, which didn't disappoint. We had lunch too, which was reasonable and filling. All in all I would definitely recommend this zoo for a visit. Good value for money.Feb 15, 2024
Really sweet zoo
This little zoo was a revelation. Ignore any reviews here which describe it as sad or horrid. The zoo is a historic one, which sits in beautifully landscaped gardens. The animal enclosures are spacious and well designed on the whole. We visited on a freezing cold January day, but almost all the animals were visible and active and none of them looked stressed or uncomfortable in any way. The sea lions were particularly entertaining, the elephants were playing, the lions were doing what lions do ( lying around) and the giraffes were feeding happily. There is a good selection of animals, reptiles and birds on display and an added bonus was the sight of hundreds of wild herons and cormorants using the trees around the zoo as nesting areas. The zoo wasn’t crowded ( probably because of the weather) but there were a couple of school groups there. However they were so well hidden by the layout of the place that you would not have known. Good cafe and shop!Feb 3, 2024
The partner and I enjoyed our time here. Plenty of Animals to be seen who were very socialable. They were not afraid to make themselves seen or heard. The layout was surprisingly good. I felt like I managed to see everything without having to go back on myself or go in different directions. The staff on hand were helpful. They even kindly held our bags somewhere safe so we could explore. Elephants and Giraffes were a fun highlight.Feb 2, 2024
A worthwhile visit to this small and lovely zoo.
A lovely small and gorgeous zoo. It was lightly raining but it was still fairly crowded. The animals seemed happy and had space to roam. It was small and well designed. We were happy to be staying where we could walk over and enjoy this special place on our last day. It's worth a visit!Jan 1, 2024
Brilliant zoo, loads of cool animals and attractions. Although it was December and cold, most of the animals could easily be seen. Butterfly house and the seals were easily our favourite's, could watch them for hours. Reasonably priced, would definitely return again.Dec 10, 2023
Great couple hours
Reasonably price zoo with a variety of different species of animals. Well kept and managed to a high standard. But there’s also a lot of upgrading to certain enclosures so not as much to see as they would normally beNov 13, 2023
ARTIS ZOO AMSTERDAM VIST
This is the second time we have visited Artis Zoo , going 2 years in a row. Zoo is excellent, many different animals to see laid out in a spacious, well kept and easy to get round. Manged to see and get up close to animals such as, Black Panther, Giraffe, Red Panda, Chimpanzees Gorilla, Zebra and many many more. The indoor rain forest, Insectariium and Planiterium are all again excellent and very informative. Staff very friendly and helpful Weather was also great both times we went, which helped. Would 100% recommend if you are in Amsterdam!! The Clarks from Scotland .Oct 9, 2023
Very Beautiful place to visit the best part it has been for all the walks of life. The Funny part they serve vegetarian food only. But it’s goodOct 7, 2023
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