The Netherland’s first established zoo can be found in the heart of Amsterdam and since its creation in 1838, the Artis Royal Zoo has gone on to become a gathering place where people can learn all about the heritage of the culture and nature of Amsterdam.
More than just a zoo, visitors to Artis will enjoy its various historical monuments such as the tropical fish found in the Aquarium. For a time traveling experience, the planetarium is a must-do part of visiting the Artis Royal Zoo. A stroll through the Bird House allows visitors to learn about various bird species. The Forest House is a great place to watch its animal inhabitants interact with each other. Those who enjoy butterflies will want to visit the zoo’s Pavilion to see hundreds of types of butterflies. The zoo’s historical park features a wide variety of plants as well as some trees that have been around for centuries.
In total, 750 different animal species call the Artis Royal Zoo their home. With 300 tree species as well, a trip to the Artis Royal Zoo can be both fun and educational. The zoo prides itself on the fact that their animals live in environments that feel natural, preventing them from feeling like they are being isolated.