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ARTIS - Things to Know Before Visiting

Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands


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Artis, is a zoo in the centre of Amsterdam. It is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands and one of the oldest zoos of mainland Europe. Be amazed by the many species living side by side in the Forest House and Bird House. Discover the tiniest organisms at Micropia, the world’s only microbe museum. Take a trip through space inside the Planetarium. Watch the giraffes, zebras and springboks intermingling on the Savannah.

Attractions Near ARTIS

Micropia0.29km from ARTIS

Micropia is a museum in Amsterdam based on the idea of distributing information about microbes, which are often associated with illness and disease despite their essential function in the daily functioning of human life. The two main focuses for Micropia are: establishing a positive view of microbes and “becoming also an international platform for microbiology that brings diverse interest groups together in order to bridge the gap between science and the general public.

Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam0.33km from ARTIS

Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam is the best historical museum of the Netherlands located in the Plantage neighbourhood in Amsterdam. It tells the story of the Dutch people in World War II. From 14 May 1940 to 5 May 1945, the Netherlands were occupied by Nazi Germany. This museum recreates the atmosphere of the streets of Amsterdam during the German occupation of World War II. Big photographs, old posters, objects, films and sounds from that horrible time, help to recreate the scene.

Holocaust Memorial & Dutch Theater (Jewish Cultural Quarter)

Hollandsche Schouwburgis a museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The building originates from 1892 and was used as a theatre for many years during the early 20th century. During German occupation the theatre was used as a deportation centre– Jews from Amsterdam and surrounding areas were obligated to report there before being taken to Dutch transit camps and finally to Germany.

Tropenmuseum0.54km from ARTIS

Tropenmuseum is a museum of world cultures, housed in one of the most beautiful museum buildings of the Netherlands. This ethnographic museum accommodates eight permanent exhibitions and an ongoing series of temporary exhibitions, including modern and traditional visual arts and photographic works. The Tropenmuseum is part of the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen, a combination of three ethnographic museums in the Netherlands.

Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

Hortus Botanicus is a botanical garden in the Plantage district of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is one of the world's oldest botanical gardens. The garden's initial collection was amassed during the 17th century through plants and seeds brought back by traders from the Dutch East India Company for use as medicines and potential commercial possibilities. A single coffee plant in Hortus's collection served as the parent for the entire coffee culture in Central and South America.

The National Maritime Museum

A majestic museum, which was dedicated to maritime historyin Amsterdam in the Netherlands and contains many artefacts associated with shipping and sailing. The collection contains, among other things, paintings, scale models, weapons and world maps. The paintings depict Dutch naval officers such as Michiel de Ruyter and historical sea battles. There is also so more to see and do.

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The province that houses the largest city and capital of Netherlands- Amsterdam.