A small babyboom has been taking place at Artis, the Amsterdam Zoo. This spring the old zoo has seen the birth of Mumba, a baby elephant, two Californian sealions, Bembosi the gorilla, a giraffe and gazelle and even a cute little lion. All baby animals are doing well.
You can look at videos of all the newborn animals at the Artis Zoo website.
Summer nights at the Zoo
In June, July and August, Artis Zoo organises special ‘Summer nights at the Zoo’ every Saturday when the zoo stays open until sunset. In June that means you can stay until around 11 p.m and enjoy all kinds of extra activities.
You can tour the zoo, even by bike, have some French bread and wine, enjoy a picknick near the lions with olives and bites, while listening to live music. Children will be kept happy with a special program.
19th Century Zoo
The Artis Royal Zoo was founded in 1838 and many of the original buildings are still standing. The Zoo is surprisingly near the centre, which makes it an astonishing oasis of nature in Amsterdam, with all kinds of gardens to walk around in and animals to see. Artis houses over 900 species of animals.
Apart from the park, there is a historical Aquarium, an Amazonian rainforest, a tropical coral reef and an authentic Amsterdam canal with its own aquatic life. There is also a butterfly Pavilion, a planetarium and a insectarium.
Enjoy a day out on the Artis Zoo Express & Save €7!
Enjoy a day out with your family members on a perfect trip that combines the Artis Zoo with a boat cruise. The Artis Zoo Express departures scheduled to a fixed timetable and takes about 20 minutes to get from Central Station to the zoo. On the return journey to Central Station the boat takes you through the fascinating canals of Amsterdam in a cruise of 35 minutes.