The Artis Royal Zoo is a remarkable park where wildlife meets culture and where wisdom merges with pleasure. Artis was founded in 1838, making it the oldest zoo in the Netherlands. The full name of the zoo is Natura Artis Magistra, which is Latin for: nature is the teacher of art and science.
Artis has stunning old buildings and extraordinary gardens to complement its aquarium, planetarium and arboretum. During summer, extended hours may apply and there are also weekly ‘Summer Nights at the Zoo’.
- Butterfly Pavilion