Who doesn't love watching the lions relax after their lunch or the cute penguins swimming and playing with each other? At Artis Royal Zoo you can witness the everyday lives of hundreds of fascinating animals. You can stroll around in this wonderful zoo, lean your head back and look at the tall giraffes or the magnificient elephants!
Artis Royal Zoo was founded in 1838 under the name Natura Artis Magistra. The zoo had the purpose of promoting the knowledge of natural history, making it the oldest zoo in the Netherlands. Inside you find art in its aquariums (along with the sea creatures), you can visit the zoological library and dine on the terrace of an excellent restaurant, while listening to the birds singing.
Besides visiting and watching the incredible animals, while you walk through the park, you can spot 27 different monuments including several historical buildings. Don't forget to visit the planetarium, which presents several different shows each day.
If you add it to your ticket you can also visit the award-winning museum, Micropia, which celebrates microbes and the roles they play in our lives, without us even knowing it!